Special to the Opelika Observer

Opelika native and singer/songwriter Sylvia Rose Novak will perform a first-ever backyard concert at The Sound Wall Oct. 5.
Novak and her band are celebrating the release of their new album, “Someone Else’s War.” In this latest release, her Americana style and remarkable lyrics shine throughout.
Novak navigates her way through commentary on human nature and the country’s current political climate while drawing inspiration from such sources as Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road,” creating a moving personal statement both lyrically and musically. “Someone Else’s War” rolls up and down like a highway, introducing itself with an airy lament in “Wildflowers,” and culminating with the closing track “Santa Ana,” a devastating and powerful composition that will leave listeners haunted.
Local guitarist Brett McDaniel will open the show, which is slated to begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased through eventbrite.com.
For more information, visit www.thesoundwallopelika.com.
The venue is located at 605 Ave. B.