Jess Novak / Jess Novak and Brian Golden / Master Thieves

THE GOLDEN NOVAK DUO, TRIO & BAND - “Their music is a blissful shot of Americana blues-based soul music with Golden and Novak writing material that is reminiscent of the kind of creativity and inspiration that came out of Stax or Muscle Shoals in their prime.” -Terry Roland, No Depression

The Golden Novak Band is known for their passion, energy, superb musicianship, engaging songwriting and ability to win any crowd. With a strong roots, blues, rock and soul-pumped sound, the duo delivers every bit of the power of a full band. GNB has touched audiences up and down the East Coast – from Burlington, VT to Key West, FL – and plays more than 250 dates annually, honing their incredibly tight sound with each show.

Jess Novak (violin, guitar, vocals) and Brian Golden (guitar, vocals) felt an instant connection when they first jammed together in July 2013. Within weeks of meeting, the two worked together on Novak's solo album, Bad Habit, and have continued their musical connection - one where passion and talent meet.

Their music is playing on radio stations worldwide (D.C. Coast to Coast, IndieOutbreak) and written about at home and across the ocean. The duo has played such prestigious rooms as The Cutting Room (NYC) and The Saint (Asbury Park), opened the 23rd Annual Chenango Blues Festival (with headliner, Ronnie Earl) and shared stages with groups including Ghost Town Blues Band.

Novak released her solo debut album, Bad Habit, in December 2013. The duo's full-band self-titled debut album was released in August 2014 and their follow-up, Rodeo, was released in October 2015.

"Writing this review, I was immediately floored by the dynamic range of this duo. There have been many perfect pairs in the past, but the vocal combination of Jess Novak and Brian Golden can only be described as an ultimate unity of spirit in song...This pair of 'modern minstrels' have played and paid their dues, so I truly believe they were destined to work together on this album that is uplifting, bright and uniquely both seriously mature and playfully bouncy." - Xombiewoof

"Written and performed with the grace and skill of a seasoned veteran, Bad Habit is one you’ll want to get into." -

"Some bands have a way of making a modern version of a classic-rock sound. The Golden Novak Band is a band that has perfected that art." - Examiner

"So many musicians and bands are often labeled as eclectic, but Novak, who is half of the Golden Novak Band, truly fits that billing, melding blues, rock and roll, pop and rhythm and blues with hints of improvisation to form something that you need to experience to understand." -

Bad Habit, The Golden Novak Band and Rodeo are available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and more.

GND is a Fishman and D'Addario artist.

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