Tue, May 22 • 7:00PM
The Music Room
Anne Elise Hastings & Her Revolving Cast of Characters / Sylvia Rose Novak
$10 IN ADVANCE / $13 DAY OF / $60 VIP TABLES
"Calls to mind Memphis soul, Elvis Presley, great songwriters like Steve Forbert and Willie Nile, and good old-fashioned American folk."- Americana Minute
“Short list for best album of the year.. a songwriter and interpreter in a state of grace and constant growth"- Roots Highway
ANNE ELISE HASTINGS & HER REVOLVING CAST OF CHARACTERS
Singer and songwriter Anne Elise Hastings
offers a powerful take on the folk rock genre.
Together with her New Orleans-based band,
Anne Elise Hastings and Her Revolving Cast
of Characters, Hastings has charmed
audiences with her power vocal range,
lyrically-driven sings, and unmistakable
Appalachian undertones backed by acoustic
guitar, banjo, and violin.
Accompanied by band members Isaac
Worley, George Thomas, and Chris Endicott,
Anne’s songs contain hints of Townes Van
Zandt, Emmylou Harris, Shakey Graves, and
The Black Lillies.
SYLVIA ROSE NOVAK
A tiny woman with a huge presence, Sylvia Rose Novak is a multi-instrumentalist hailing from south-central Alabama. Having been painted as a "dark and brooding intellectual" via her songwriting, Novak's best known, among her fans, to captivate an audience with her sharp sense of humor. Her carefully worded banter leads listeners delicately into her songs, much like the prologue of a book, or a narrator in a movie.
Drawing inspiration from writers such as Cormac McCarthy, Donald Ray Pollock, and Flannery O'Connor; Sylvia Rose Novak has crafted a unique style of songwriting that might, itself, be called Southern Gothic. Novak's resonant vocals couple with her unconventionally structured songs to create a listening experience that is akin to becoming immersed in a short story.
While Novak primarily fronts her band on the fiddle, she's the bassist for Birmingham rock outfit Five Shot Jack. She is also their primary songwriter. On the heels of her first two records, Novak has toured the southern united states extensively, and is looking forward to expanding her reach as her third full-length album comes to life.
Having opened for acts such as American Aquarium, Chris Knight, If Birds Could Fly, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Heath Green and the Makeshifters, Mike and the Moonpies, and Belle Adair; Novak's musical career has seen forward momentum since the release of her first album, Chasing Ghosts, in 2014. Her second album, The Last Three Years, followed quickly in 2016. Her third album is set to release in the fall of 2017