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Safe Word at Empire
Sunday,June 9 at 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jess Novak started playing violin when she was 7 years old. But it wasn’t until almost 20 years later that she made a career out of her dream. Now playing more than 250 dates every year and instruments including guitar, violin, piano, percussion and vocals, Novak has proven herself a force in the music world. She’s toured from Burlington, Vermont to Key West, Florida to Austin, Texas, shared stages with Mike Zito and Devon Allman and released five albums in five years. She’ll release her next all-original studio album with The Jess Novak Band this winter. She also performs locally with Mark Nanni (Novak Nanni Duo), The Jess Novak Band and Trio and Marc Ryan. For more information, visit www.jessrocknovak.com.
This musical duo and couple blend their combination of styles and talents to hit a piece of everything. With a repertoire spanning The Grateful Dead to Chris Stapleton to TLC to Sublime – paired with dozens of original songs from each – this team has something for everyone.
Ben Wayne’s room-stopping voice is enough to grab the attention of any crowd. That along with his incredibly catchy songwriting and deft acoustic guitar skills and he’s a powerful one-man show. Mixed with Jess Novak’s smooth violin work, equally accomplished songwriting, and similarly strong voice and this is a team of equals – but each offers something unique and always exciting to the combination.