Biography

Prof. "Louie" - Frank Campbell - Miss Marie -John Platania- Josh Colow - Gary Burke


Grammy Nominated Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Woodstock, NY - The group came into existence preparing songs for Aaron Professor Louie Hurwitz' studio productions for the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame group The Band.. Professor Louie collaborated with the Band for over fifteen years. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix are the backing group for solo CD's by Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Garth Hudson.

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix started touring and recording their own music in 2001. They have eight studio CD's and two live recordings on The Woodstock Records label. 2012-13 Woodstock Records released their new recording "Wings On Fire" on CD and 180 Gram Vinyl to rave reviews.
"ALL THE BEST PARTS OF MUSIC ARE ON DISPLAY IN WINGS ON FIRE" Cash Box

The David Lynch recording label Transcendental Music released a single by Professor Louie & The Crowmatix called The World Belongs To You.

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix CD Whispering Pines was nominated for five Grammy's. Professor Louie was inducted into the South Canadian Blues Society Hall Of Fame. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix were inducted into The International Blues Hall Of Fame New York Chapter. They are the only group inducted into this Hall Of Fame.

Professor Louie & the Crowmatix have the distinct honor of being the only group to have a live concert recording released by The New York State Museum entitled The Spirit Of Woodstock. Their music is consistently on The Radio Roots Charts and are always getting air play on radio stations across the country.
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix have been featured on syndicated radio shows, Acoustic Cafe, E-Town, Public Radio show Live At the Linda. The Mitch Albom Radio Show & Woodsongs Radio Hour.

The group continues to perform in concert at premier theaters, clubs & festivals in The US, Canada and Europe, playing over 150 shows a year.

In 2006 and 2010, they were special guests on the CBS Television Special Melodies Of Christmas performing their International Award Winning song Melody Of Peace collaborating with The Empire State Orchestra and Choir. Their musicianship has enabled them to cross over into different musical genres and perform in concert with Orchestras and Choirs around the world.

Elmore Magazine - The Crowmatix tour nationally and abroad and every concert gets better than the last.
The Village Voice - Professor Louie's upstate ensemble is an Americana template that is timeless rock, country, blues and New Orleans influenced originals
The Record Review - This is a great band.

For more info:
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youtube.com/professorlouie


THE MEMBERS

AARON PROFESSOR "LOUIE" HURWITZ: Multi-instrumentalist - Hammond organ/keyboards/accordion and exceptional vocalist. He was tagged Prof. "Louie"
by The Band vocalist/bassist Rick Danko while performing together as a duo.
Prof. Louie co-produced, engineered and performed on The Band's last three CD's, "Jericho", "High On The Hog" and "Jubilation". Other production credits include, Producing & performing on Graham Parker's 2010 release Imaginary Television, on Bloodshot Records Commander Cody's 2009 CD on the Blind Pig Label, Dopers, Drunks and Everyday Losers, Hammond Organ on The New Riders Of The Purple Sage 2009 release Where I Come From and also playing on the Guy Davis critically acclaimed CD Sweet Heart Like You on Red House Records, two CD's with Ireland's Four Men and A Dog and The David Nelson Band's Visions' Under The Moon,Rick Danko's CD's Live On Breeze Hill & Times Like These. Louie produced and played with The Crowmatix on "The Sea To The North" by Garth Hudson. He has toured and recorded with Graham Parker, Mercury Rev and Guy Davis. Early in his career, Louie was the pianist and organist for the The Mighty Gospel Giants Of Brooklyn. Louie has an instructional DVD on Homespun Tapes - Rock & Blues Accordion.
In the last four years, Louie traveled four times to Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia where he taught students English through singing and performed with many musical groups there. A documentary of his experiences Woodstock-Siberia Blues Express was featured in the Woodstock Film Festival and The International Maine Film Festival. For the past few years, one week of the summer, Louie teaches and performs at Common Ground at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

GARY BURKE: has held an esteemed career as drummer for Bob Dylan, Graham Parker and many others & best known to the public for his long tenure on drums on over a dozen albums with Joe Jackson. Starting in 1983 with the release of the Top Ten Gold album "Body and Soul", Gary continued on into the '90s with Joe Jackson in a mind-boggling mix of musical landscapes of gold, platinum and Grammy winning albums combined with many world tours and media profiles such as in Modern Drummer Magazine. Gary Burke was the drummer and percussionist for The Radio City Music Hall Orchestra for four years during the 80's.

MARIE SPINOSA: Miss Marie from Brooklyn, NY - singer/songwriter, pianist/percussionist had performed for many years in concert with her own groups in the tri-state area. Miss Marie toured the college circuit before moving to upstate NY. She has co-written many of the songs on Professor "Louie" & The Crowmatix releases. Miss Marie's strong vocals and percussion can be heard on varied recordings: "Deserter's Song" by Mercury Rev, "Jubilation" by The Band and also with Four Men & A Dog. Her soulful background vocals are featured on Rick Danko's "Sip The Wine" single CD and also on Rick Danko's "Times Like These" CD. Miss Marie's percussion can be heard on Garth Hudson's CD "The Sea To The North". Miss Marie has a solo CD with The Crowmatix "Collection.

FRANK CAMPBELL: Frank played bass with The Rick Danko, Levon Helm duo tours of the 70's and early 80's. From there he moved on playing with Steve Forbert and relocated to Austin, TX. Frank then moved back to the Woodstock area and teamed up with "Louie".

JOHN PLATANIA: Guitarist/singer/writer has performed on many of Professor Louie & The Crowmatix CD's. He has been on the road with The Crowmatix for the past few years. John has had a long history of recording and touring with major act such as Van Morrison, Chip Taylor, Don Mclean and more producing four acclaimed albums for blues performer Guy Davis.

JOSH COLOW: From Woodstock, New York - An in demand rhythm & blues guitarist,
Josh has toured The United States and Europe with Jesse Winchester as well as with his own group and as a soloist. Josh was signed to EMI Europe and had a #1 hit in Italy with his group TiPiCal in the 90's. He has opened up for Great Blues Legends including Muddy Waters and has worked in the studio with Livingston Taylor, Artie Traum and more.
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Upcoming Shows


Come on out next week!
Sat. July 11 & Sun. July 12, 2015
Common Ground On The Hill
ROOTS MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
HEADLINERS PROFESSOR LOUIE & THE CROWMATIX with
The Rock Of Ages Horns
MUSIC OF THE BAND & more
Carroll County Farm Museum
Westminster, Maryland
Sat. Show: 7:00 PM
Sunday Show 4:00 PM

Tues. July 14, 2015
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
Music On Main St.
Summer Concert Series
Canojaharie, NY
Show 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Hope to see you there! PL&C








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4/28/2015
Bob Price interviews Gary Burke - for Dylan Festival
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