About the Novas

Andrew, Brian, and John  are all accomplished musicians, songwriters and producers leaving their mark on music for over two decades now.   As a group, they have written, produced and released two albums including their self-titled debut record in 2014 and Travel Mercies in 2022.   Their music has been featured in international films, received a top 10 album of the year award in Europe and been heard throughout the US. 

Band Members

Andrew (founding member) started his career with the folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early ‘90s.   He and partner Kristian Bush released a pair of albums for Atlantic Records (their 1994 self-titled debut and the 1995’s Bloom) earning multiple Top 5 singles on the AAA charts, rotation on VH1, and a reputation as dynamic performers traveling throughout the US and Europe.  Andrew has also released multiple solo albums including the widely acclaimed, Curios, in 2011. In 2020, Billy Pilgrim re-released their album, Time Machine, along with two pre-internet albums Words Like Numbers and St. Christopher’s Crossing. 

Brian (founding member) started his career in the Athens, GA music scene then moved onto the stages of Atlanta, GA as a member of the regional favorites, The Tastemakers.  During this period, he shared the stage with many National and International artists including Cheap Trick, Meat Loaf, The Romantics, Blackfoot, Carl Perkins and more. He was also a founding member of The Highlanders out of Athens, GA where he met Andrew while recording their debut album. 

John Keane is a veteran producer, engineer, and musician who has been involved in the creation of many gold and multi-platinum records. He is best known for his work with R.E.M, Widespread Panic, The Indigo Girls, and Cowboy Junkies.  In addition to regularly performing live,  his studio is still going strong today, with recent recording projects by R.E.M., the B 52s, Brantley Gilbert, Randall Bramblett, and Widespread Panic's Dirty Side Down album, for which he received a Grammy nomination in 2011.