Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
PROFESSOR LOUIE & THE CROWMATIX was born when Aaron "Professor Louie" Hurwitz' produced "Jericho" (1993), The Band’s first album of new music in 16 years, and their final group recordings, "High on the Hog" and "Jubilation." The Crowmatix also worked on numerous solo recording projects and live performances with Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Levon Helm. “Working with Rick, Garth and Levon for 15 years was a great honor, and a lot of fun, and we’re proud of the music we created together,” says Louie. “Their love of crafting musical stories based on American history had a strong influence on us, and I like to think we’re continuing that tradition in The Crowmatix recordings.”
Multi-instrumentallist "Louie," who plays Hammond organ/keyboards/accordion and exceptional vocals, was tagged "Professor Louie" by The Band vocalist/bassist Rick Danko while they performed together as a duo. Louie & the Crowmatix were also the backing group for solo CD's by Danko and Hudson.
They began touring and recording their own music in 2001 and now have 12 recordings. Their 2010 CD, "Whispering Pines", was nominated for five Grammys. Their CD "Century Of The Blues" averaged #20 for six months on the Americana Radio Roots charts and their music has consistently stayed on these charts for the past eight years. Their latest release, "Music From Hurley Mountain," showcases music written by Louie and his songwriting partner, vocalist, pianist and percussionist, Miss Marie (Rick Danko). Drummer Gary Burke (Bob Dylan, Joe Jackson), guitarist/vocalist John Platania (Van Morrison) and bassist/vocalist Frank Campbell (Steve Forbert, LevonHelm) complete the talented and versatile quintet.
"A tasty mix of rhythm and blues and rock & roll. Americana at it's best" - Village Voice 2012
“Light In Your Eyes.” This song would be heard in every household and would be a bona fide hit if there was any fairness in the world at all. - Blues Bytes
Killer stuff throughout, after years of winning albums, the band really hits it out of the park with their definitive statement here. - Midwest Record Entertainment
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