About This Event
Please join us as we welcome Professor Louie & the Crowmatix to oiur stage for an evening celebrating the music of The Band
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. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix latest recording Strike Up The Band released in 2022 on The Woodstock Records label has received fantastic reviews and has been on The Roots Music Radio Charts in the top 30 since it’s release. Their single Work It Out has been # 1 on the NY State charts. PL&C have released sixteen studio CD’s on The Woodstock Records label. “Killer Americana to the Max” – Midwest Record Professor Louie & The Crowmatix repertoire is steeped in Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, Gospel and American Roots music. 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. This Grammy-Nominated Woodstock, NY group 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 & 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 – Vocals, Piano, Hammond Organ, Accordion Miss Marie – Vocals, Percussion, Piano Gary Burke – Drums, Percussion John Platania – Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Vocals Frank Campbell – Bass, Vocals 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”. Louie played on and produced their hit song Atlantic City. Rick Danko christened him Professor Louie due to his work and friendship with The Band. Prof. Louie has also 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. Miss Marie (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. Gary Burke (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. John Platania (Guitar-Vocals) Session musician, guitarist and record producer known for his great performances with Van Morrison for over thirty years beginning on “Moondance”. John collaborated with Van creating some top hits such as the hit song Domino. John performed with many artists and played on numerous CD’s with Chip Taylor, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raiit, Natalie Merchant, Don Mc Lean, Judy Collins and more… Frank Campbell (Bass-Vocals) Levon Helm’s Music Director with the Woodstock All-stars touring the USA, performed & recorded with Steve Forbert on tour. “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 Professor Louie & The Crowmatix have 16 studio CD’s on The Woodstock Records label. Most recent CD’s: 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 stylings 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
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
No oversize bags or backpacks will be allowed into the venue. All bags/purses are subject to search. This show is G.A. Seating will be first come first serve. The Mezzanine is accessed by a staircase. For ADA seating requirements please contact the venue directly before purchasing tickets.