My Story

I am Louie Novotny, born May 26th 1982. I am a Cleveland, Ohio based musician.  I am a multi instrumentalist with many projects, side projects and artistic expressions. I have also been the General Manger for School of Rock [Cleveland West] since 2008. 

My professional music career began at age 11 when I joined the world renowned Ohio Boy Choir. In my tenure there I was able to travel the world and perform in some of the most amazing venues there are to offer including The Sydney Opera House & The White House. That is where the obsession started. Picking up the bass at 18 I was ready to embark a new musical path. Locking myself in my room in college and shedding almost non stop [to my roommates chagrin] I honed the chops needed to get out there. It all really hit the fan in 2005 when I joined local and national touring act Hot Ham & Cheese. After many albums, side projects, sit ins, jams, listens, and shows I find myself here. 

I am always looking to create new things and recreate the greats for someone to enjoy on their evening out. Looking forward to seeing you out or sharing some new tunes. 

Projects

Jaywalker & The Pedestrians [2000-2001]
Novot [2001-Present]
JJR/The Benefit [2002-2004]
Hot Ham & Cheese [2005-Present]
The DF [2010-2013]
Alcoholik Spok [2010/2013]
The Plaid Descent [2011/2015]
Waste Casket [2012]
Take Our Jazz [2013]
Sorry William [2014-2016]
#coverband [2014-2017]
Burning River Ramblers [2016-2017]
Duo-Ish [2016-Present]