The Professor’s back in town
Rockland — The weekly blues series continues Monday, Aug. 18, with Professor Louie and the Crowmatix at 7 p.m., in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Tickets will be $10 at the door.
The multiple Grammy-nominated (for “Whispering Pines”) Professor Louie & The Crowmatix hail from Woodstock, N.Y., and came into existence preparing songs for Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz' studio productions for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame group The Band. They also are the backing group for solo CDs by Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Garth Hudson.
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix started touring and recording their own music in 2001. Hurwitz was inducted into the South Canadian Blues Society Hall Of Fame. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix were inducted into the International Blues Hall Of Fame New York Chapter, the only group to have that honor. Local fans know they bring a danceable mix of timeless blues, rock, country and New Orleans-influenced originals.
Next up in the weekly series are Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones ($10) on Aug. 25; there is no show on Labor Day, but the North Atlantic Blues Festival will be re-broadcast on the Kiss stations (locally 102.5 FM) Labor Day Weekend. For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link.
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Dagney has been providing Courier coverage of the local arts scene since 1985 and has helmed the multi-paper A&E section since it debuted in 2003. She has been a local performing artist, community and professional, for more than 30 years and spent a decade writing, producing and announcing on-air for several Midcoast radio stations. When not in the NewsNest, Dagney likes to be in motion.