“The 2 elegant gents of the swing music world”
—Garrison Keillor, Prairie Home Companion
“…you will be treated to a joyously entertaining and musically enchanting show that, indeed, has already stood the test of time”.
—The Washington Post
"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 thirty years, they 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.
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. Novick's ever-inventive and soulful clarinet playing provides the ideal complement to Guy's guitar. Novick is able to both add a melodic and dynamic spark to Guy's guitar. Their music deeply rooted in the rich legacy of the classic jazz age. How they swing! The two of them together can create a pulse as driving as any big band. They have a musical telepathy and understanding that has been honed by more than three decades of playing together.