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Professor Louie and The Crowmatix

A true roots music supergroup...Louie Hurwitz replaced Richard Manuel in The Band and went on to produce the final albums from the legendary group. Gary Burke sat behind Bob Dylan during the monumental Hard Rain years before becoming the back beat for Joe Jackson. John Platania was the guitar behind Moondance, Domino, Into the Mystic and most of Van Morrison's other masterpieces. Miss Marie toured with Rick Danko and Frank Campbell with Levon Helm. We were fortunate enough to have them for a fourth time to film the DVD adaptation of the latest Crowmatix album "Crowin the Blues" From The Extended Play Sessions Fallout Shelter.

Miss Marie has quite a history including stints with the legendary Rick Danko. Her voice has a classic tone, gritty, weathered...a voice that has belted out a lot of joy, pain and passion. She takes the reigns a few times per night and it's always a cool moment when the Crowmatix expand the wings. "Your Love is Killing Me" is from the Crowmatix latest 'Crowin' the Blues.' 'Hi-Heel Sneakers' is a classic remake of the Tommy Tucker song released in 1963 and recorded by artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ramsey Lewis and The Chambers Brothers. Crowin' the Blues was filmed in it's entirety for DVD from The Extended Play Sessions.

Professor Louie and The Crowmatix

Louie Hurwitz - piano, organ, vocals

John Platania - guitar, vocals

Frank Campbell - bass, vocals

Gary Burke - drums

Miss Marie - vocals, jangly things

The Session Crew

Produced and edited by:
Bill Hurley

Cameras:
Maribeth Arena

Bill Hurley
H. Nat Stevens
Gerry Earabino
Ryan Nordstrom
Alex Kitay

Audio:
Eric Nordstrom
Connor Quigley

Mixed by:
Connor Quigley

Lighting/Special Effects:
Rick Smith