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Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
"Roots Music Royalty!" Extended Play Sessions - Bill Hurley

Grammy Nominated Professor Louie & The Crowmatix from Woodstock, NY have been performing since the year 2000 at numerous Festivals, Theaters, Clubs and Art Centers averaging 150 shows a year.

In 2023, Woodstock Records released Professor Louie & The Crowmatix vinyl and CD: Rockin' Legacy Vol. 1 EP, which has stayed on the Relix /Jamband Charts four months and has been gaining great reviews, played on over 90 radio stations across the country and worldwide. In 2022 their all original songs release, Strike Up The Band spent ten months on the Contemporary Blues Roots Music Radio Charts, single Work It Out was # 1 on the NY State Radio charts. PL&C> have released sixteen studio CD's, two vinyl LP's and three DVD's on Woodstock Records.

Killer Americana to the Max - Midwest Record

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix repertoire is steeped in Rock, Blues, Gospel and American Roots music. PL&C began as the studio backing band for Aaron Professor Louie's musical productions & collaborations with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, The Band.

This Grammy Nominated Woodstock, NY group have performed at the Strangecreek Music Festival, Thunder Bay, London & Windsor Festivals in Canada, The Tondor Festival, Falcon Ridge Festival, The Sellersville Theater, PA - City Winery in NYC & Boston - The House Of Blues in LA - The Sportsmen's Tavern, Buffalo, NY - The Bearsville Theater & Colony, Woodstock, NY and many more venues. Professor Louie & Miss Marie have performed many times on The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix have been inducted into Blues Hall Of Fame, New York Chapter and hold a permanent place in the Canada South Blues Museum. Professor Louie is the recipient of The Robert H. Chambers Award for Excellence in the Traditional Arts from Common Ground On The Hill.

The Crowmatix:
Professor Louie (keys-accordion-vocals)
Miss Marie (vocals-percussionist-keys)
Frank Campbell (bass-vocals)
John Platania (guitar-vocals)
Todd Mihan (guitar-vocals)
Dan Hickey (drums)

Professor Louie has emerged over his five decades in the music industry as the torchbearer of the true spirit of American Roots music. Seasoned live performer, prolific recording artist and versatile multi-instrumentalist, 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, Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame group The Band. Professor Louie worked with The Band for over 16 years and produced their 3 comeback CD's in the 90's - Jericho, High On The Hog and Jubilation. Prof. Louie played on and produced their hit song Atlantic City . Other production & performance credits include: Graham Parker, Commander Cody and his Modern Day Airmen, Four Men and A Dog From Ireland, Singer songwriter Stella Prince, Buckwheat Zydeco, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Jesse McReynolds, Mercury Rev and Guy Davis.

Rick Danko christened him Professor Louie due to his work and friendship with The Band.

Miss Marie & Professor Louie have written & published over 100 songs. Recording and performing with The Band, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, The Commander Cody Band and were an integral part of Mercury Rev's Gold Album Deserters Song.

"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

Partial Discography

2023 - Rockin' Legacy Vol. 1 - Splatter Vinyl & CD - Four song EP of artists Professor Louie & The Crowmatix have played, recorded and worked with, creatively re-imagining and developing new Roots Rock versions of Classic tunes.

2022 - Strike Up The Band CD - Original songs reflecting unique visions of relationships and thoughts about this tumultuous world

and the times we live in. This CD is upbeat and up lifting with great driving grooves, vocal styling's and magic guitar riffs. Some of the greatest work of their careers. Americana at it's best!

2019 - Miles Of Blues CD - A collection of nine new tracks and a bonus live cut and the CD is appropriately subtitled From L-50 to Steampunk and Miles of Blues in between, giving us a clue to the variety in store for our listening pleasure. Miles Of Blues CD takes us on a joy ride across a marvelous musical landscape.

2019 - Songs Of Inspiration CD - Wonderful inspirational songs including their International Award winning compositions Melody Of Peace and Open Hand, Open Heart.

"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." - Goldmine, Music Collectors Magazine

"Songs Of Inspiration - A fabulous journey down the lost highway of authentic Roots, Americana and Blues music from an artist and a band that screams the listeners attention for every song. PL&C have created an outstanding album of immense interest and appeal to all listeners of roots and blues music" - David Roman, Mystery Train 99.7 Australia

2018 - The Lost Band Tracks CD - A six song EP on Funzalo/Woodstock Records. The Lost Band Tracks written & originally recorded in 1991 by Jules Shear and The Band members Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Stan Szelest, Jim Weider & Randy Ciarlante intended for a CD on Columbia Records but never released. Long time Producer, Engineer and performer Aaron Prof. Louie Hurwitz was the man behind those original sessions. So it only made sense to bring them to life re-recording the songs with his group The Crowmatix - This CD 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

2017 - Crowin' The Blues CD was on The National Contemporary Blues Music Reports Charts in the top 20 for the first quarter.

2016 - Music From Hurley Mountain CD - Voted Best Concept Record & Group by Radio Crystal Blue in 2016.

"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