GOLDMINE – THE MUSIC COLLECTOR’S MAGAZINE
MARCH 21, 2019
Professor Louie and The Crowmatix
Songs of Inspiration CD
Ninth album time for a band that some listeners, at least, may know primarily for their influence on the nineties revival of The Band. But a lot of time has passed since then, and a lot of music, too.
This latest set might well be the one that the Crowmatix have always threatened to make, a mix of three band originals and eight, as they say, inspiring songs: I Shall Not Be Moved, Rivers of Babylon, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Motherless Child, Up Above My Head… Each of them given that Crowmatix magic touch that lathers such timelessness over everything they do.
It’s an easy album to love, then – there’s such fire and enthusiasm in the band’s playing (and, indeed, arrangements) that no matter how clear the band’s musical lineage might be, still there’s a branch of Americana that is all their own work. And with Songs of Inspiration, their very roots feel suddenly unique.
Free Your Mind
Crowmatix Keeping Busy Streaming! Great Concert Events ~
Legendary Blues Cruise, Tony Jackson at Bearsville Theater, Greenwich Village Folk Festival