An elderly couple stands precariously on the railing of a 17-floor balcony… two teenagers unknowingly choose a murder scene for their parking date, and a young man throws off the shackles of a bullish culture. These are just a sample of the scenes in which you’ll find yourself immersed when you listen to The Novelists. Equally comfortable acoustic or electric, The Novelists showcase cliffhanger storytelling, multiple lead singers, and their signature four-part harmonies.

The Novelists have become a mainstay on the West Coast festival, college and house concert circuits and are planning several national tours throughout 2017.  They’ve shared the stage with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, John Prine, and Daryl Stuermer (Genesis).

Notable performances include:  “Sail Across The Sun” Music Cruise Festival (Hosted by Train), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas, TX), Strawberry Music Festival (Camp Mather, CA), California Wordfest, (Grass Valley, CA), Americana Music Festival (Virginia City, NV), Black Potatoe Music Festival (Clinton, NJ), Watsonville Strawberry Festival (Watsonville, CA), The Knitting Factory (Reno, NV), Shank Hall (Milwaukee, WI – w/guest musician Daryl Stuermer of Genesis), Swallow Hill (Denver, CO), The Living Room (NY, NY)


Press Quotes

“I’ve had the pleasure of hearing The Novelists perform live. They are gifted songwriters and talented musicians with strong lead voices. This is a band with lots of heart & soul.”

Daryl Stuermer (Genesis, Phil Collins)

“The Novelists’ instrumental and vocal virtuosity shine throughout the album [With Drawl].”

Mike Sion, Reno Gazette Journal, December 26, 2018

“The group combines folk-like story telling lyrics with magnificent multi-part harmonies, layers of instrumentation and rich production. The resulting sound is uniquely theirs and very easy to enjoy from the beginning to the end of this twenty-four song long musical journey, which is like twenty-four short stories set to a soundtrack.”

Karyn Albano, Modern Rock Review, December 18, 2016

“With this video, with this song, The Novelists show that growing old is not a tragedy in the slightest. In fact, growing old especially with your best friend is a true blessing. We can all but hope for a love as strong as Morris and Estelle’s.”

Corinne Pachl, Impose Magazine, June 28, 2016

“The thing about The Novelists is that there is no weak link. You hear it in their fine debut CD “Backstory,” and it’s confirmed in their live performances. Every member of this four-piece band is a gifted, singer, songwriter, and musician. Together they create something very special.”

Peter Finch, KGO/KFOG Radio San Francisco