Billy Novick & Guy Van Duser
April 6, 2013
"Elegant. Riveting. Soulful. Classic mastery." These are a few of the terms that have been used to describe the unique and stunning swing-jazz music of acoustic guitarist Guy Van Duser and clarinetist Billy Novick. Together as a duo for more than a quarter of a century, Guy and Billy have performed in concerts, clubs and festivals all over North America and Europe. You also may have heard them as frequent guests of the Prairie Home Companion show, NPR's All Things Considered, or on one of numerous film and television soundtracks. Their music is based around Guy's innovative finger-style guitar wizardry and his uncanny ability to play bass lines, chords and melodies all at the same time. Novick's ever-inventive and soulful clarinet playing provides the ideal complement to Guy's guitar.
And like a good marriage, their music has wed together two perfectly suited musical personalities. Their music is based around Guy's innovative finger-style guitar wizardry, and his uncanny ability to play bass lines, chords and melodies all at the same time. With his daring imagination, breathtaking technique, and his wonderful musicality, Guy has become an inspiration for guitarists all over the world.