PROFESSOR LOUIE AND THE CROWMATIX
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 two CD’s with Ireland’s Four Men and A Dog, The David Nelson Band’s Visions’ Under The Moon, Rick Danko’s CD’s “Live On Breeze Hill” & “Times Like These” , produced and played with The Crowmatix on “The Sea To The North” by Garth Hudson. He has performed with Graham Parker, toured and recorded with Mercury Rev on their acclaimed CD’s & Guy Davis. Early in his career, he was the pianist and organist for the The Mighty Gospel Giants Of Brooklyn. Recently, Louie made an instructional DVD for Homespun Tapes – “Rock & Blues Accordion”. In the last two years, Louie traveled three 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 2007 Woodstock Film Festival and The International Maine Film Festival.
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. 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. 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.
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 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 was the drummer and percussionist for The Radio City Music Hall Orchestra for four years during the 80’s.
FRANK CAMPBELL – 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 later relocated to Austin, TX where he worked
with Asleep At The Wheel for ten years in the studio and on the road. Frank moved back to The Woodstock area and teamed up with “Louie”.
JOSH COLOW – From Woodstock, New York – An in demand rhythm & blues guitarist, Josh has toured The United States and Europe with Jesse Winchester with his own groups and solo. Josh was signed to
EMI Europe and had a #1 hit in Italy with his group TiPiCal in the ‘90’s. He has worked in the studio with Livingston Taylor, Artie Traum.
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PROFESSOR LOUIE AND THE CROWMATIX