Please join Sehkraft Brewing as we welcome Professor Louie & the Crowmatix to our Performance Stage for two fantastic sets of music. Along with many of their great original songs they will also be performing songs made famous by The Band.
Louie spent seventeen years collaborating with The Band and with the various members of The Band from the early 80’s thru early 2000’s. With Professor Louie himself, playing, producing &engineering The Bands last 3 albums…
This GRAMMY-nominated Woodstock NY band plays 150 shows every year in the US and worldwide. Led by recording engineer and producer, Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz on vocals, keyboards and accordion, The Crowmatix repertoire is steeped in rock ‘n’ roll, blues, Gospel and American roots music, and features a compelling collection of original and traditional tunes. The band’s latest release, Music From Hurley Mountain (Woodstock Records, 2016), 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, Levon Helm) complete the talented and versatile quintet.
(They) have grown into a true legacy of Woodstock band. Their new material is soulful and their performance last night (at Sugarloaf Performing Arts Center) was the highlight of the evening. – Stan Beinstein, radio executive (WPDH, WDST) & concert promoter
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix began as the studio backing band for Aaron Professor Louie’s musical productions with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, The Band. Louie 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.”
All the best parts of great music are on display with Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. It’s clear these folks are driven to match the all time greats. – Cash Box Magazine
The Crowmatix have released 12 recordings: Whispering Pines (2009) was nominated for five GRAMMYs. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix were inducted into Southern Canadian Blues Hall of Fame and International Blues Hall of Fame, NY chapter. Louie received the 2015 Robert H. Chambers Award for Excellence in the Traditional Arts from Common Ground on the Hill.
Professor Louie (Keys-Vocals) performed, produced and collaborated with The Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame group The Band for over 16 years.
John Platania (Guitar-Vocals) known for his great performances with Van Morrison for over thirty years and collaborated with Van creating some top hits such as Domino.
Gary Burke (Drums) One of the best all time drummers. He performed with Bob Dylan’s The Rolling Thunder Review and also recorded and toured extensively with Joe Jackson.
Miss Marie (Vocals-Percussionist-Keys) preformed, recorded with Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and more. Composer of many of The Crowmatix original songs.
Frank Campbell (Bass-Vocals) Levon Helm’s music director with the Woodstock All-stars touring around the country, and also performed with Steve Forbert on tour.