WELLSVILLE,NY- Professor Louie & The Crowmatix will be performing on Saturday, April 2nd, at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center. Show starts at 8pm. Advanced tickets are $14, $16 at door. Members save an additional $2. Tickets may be purchased online at www.WellsvilleCreativeArtsCenter.com or at the Art Center Coffee House. For more information visit the website or call (585) 593-3000.
Led by recording engineer and producer Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz on vocals, keyboard 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 Frank Campbell (Steve Forbert, Levon Helm) complete the talented and versatile quintet.
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix began as the studio backing band for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, The Band. 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 Cromatix recordings.”
The Crowmatix have released 12 recordings: Whispering Pines (2009) was nominated for five Grammys. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix were inducted into the Southern Canadian Blues Hall of Fame and the 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’s upstate ensemble is an old school Americana template that jams out timeless rock, country, blues and New Orleans-influenced originals.” -THE VILLAGE VOICE
“…a lively mix of blues, boogie & rock ’n’ roll — stellar players — full of energy and sheer exuberance.” -RELIX