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Gary Burke - John Platania
Prof. "Louie" - Miss Marie - Frank Campbell
has emerged over his five decades in the music industry as the torch bearer of the true spirit of American Roots music. Seasoned live performer, prolific recording artist and versatile multi-instrumentalist (Hammond B3 organ, piano/keyboards, accordion, vocals), Professor Louie also wears the hat of award-winning recording producer and engineer, capturing the talents of some of the worlds most highly acclaimed musicians, most notably, The Band.
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix began as the studio backing band for Aaron "Professor Louie's" musical productions for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, The Band
. Rick Danko christened him Professor Louie
due to his work and friendship with The Band
This GRAMMY-Nominated Woodstock, NY group play 150 shows a year in the US and worldwide. They have performed at the Thunder Bay, London & Windsor Festivals in Canada, The Tondor Festival, Falcon Ridge Festival, The Sellersville Theater, PA - BB Kings in NYC, - The House Of Blues in LA - The Sportsmen's Tavern, Buffalo, NY, - The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY and many more venues....Professor Louie has performed three times onThe Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.
April 5, 2019 Woodstock Records releases Professor Louie & The Crowmatix CD Songs Of Inspiration
Music In The Soul Can Be Heard In The Universe
March 2019 Goldmine-The Music Collectors magazine. Reviewer Dave Thompson says
It is an easy album to love, there is such fire and enthusiasm in the bands playing a branch of Americana that is all their own work and with Songs of Inspiration, their very roots feel suddenly unique.
In 2018, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix released a six song EP on Funzalo/Woodstock Records
The Lost Band Tracks
This recording has been receiving great reviews.
Pure proof The Band wouldn't have had a 90's career bounce if Louie didn't have his hand on the wheel.
Now we finally know who the real wheel that was on fire was
Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher Midwest Record
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix repertoire is steeped in Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Gospel and American Roots music. They have 13 studio CD's
on The Woodstock Records label. Their l2017 recording Crowin' The Blues
was on The National Contemporary Blues Music Reports Charts in the top 20 for the first quarter. Their CD Music From Hurley Mountain
voted best concept record & group by Radio Crystal Blue in 2016. PL&C have been inducted into Blues Hall Of Fame, New York Chapter and hold a permanent place in the Canada South Blues Museum.
"Roots Music Royalty!" Extended Play Sessions - Bill Hurley
(Keys-Accordion,Vocals) collaborated with Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame group The Band
for over 16 years and produced their 3 comeback CD's in the 90's - "Jericho", "High On The Hog" and "Jubilation". Louie played on and produced their hit song Atlantic City.
Louie has produced and performed with Graham Parker, Commander Cody, Guy Davis, Buckwheat Zydeco, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Jesse McReynolds, Four Men & A Dog and many more well known artists.
(Guitar-Vocals) Session musician, guitarist and record producer known for his great performances with Van Morrison for over thirty years beginning on "Moondance" and most recently on 2016's "Keep Me Singing". John collaborated with Van creating some top hits such as the hit song Domino. Performed with many artists and played on numerous CD's with Chip Taylor, Randy Neuman, Bonnie Raiit, Natalie Merchant, Don Mc Lean, Judy Collins and more...
(Drums) Drummer and percussionist with The Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, he recorded and played with many artists and performed with Bob Dylan's The Rolling Thunder Review.
Gary also recorded and toured extensively with Joe Jackson.
(Vocals-Percussionist-Keys) has written many songs for the Crowmatix. Marie performed and recorded with Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and The Commander Cody Band and was an integral part of Mercury Rev's
Gold Album Deserters Song.
(Bass-Vocals) Levon Helm's
Music Director with the Woodstock All-stars touring the USA, performed & recorded with Steve Forbert
"I've never been so impressed by a band - this is the best live band in the country right now and they have such a deep heritage in blues and rock and roll."
Jeff Wignall - WPKN Music Director
"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