Sylvia Rose Novak has been called “a musician in a class all her own”. Music has always been a facet of her life, so much so that her parents remember that she started to sing before she could talk.
Raised on a steady diet of folk staples including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Joan Baez [curtesy of her mother] and classic country like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Eddy Arnold [from her father] Novak grew up surrounded by music.
Novak excelled at any instrument put in front of her, whether it was piano in her early years, trombone in middle school and high school bands or the cheap red Silvertone bass that her father bought her at age 12. Since then, Novak has mastered a multitude of instruments including banjo, pedal steel, mandolin, and violin.