Now even beginners can strap on a squeeze box and start rockin'.
Exercises, how to play bass lines, chords for accompaniment, improvising blues & rock songs like Shake Your Money Maker, Clouds In My Heart, Rockin’ Robin,
original tune Sailin’ plus special accordion techniques and more...
This exciting course is not just for accordion novices. Experienced keyboard players will also want to stretch out into the rich sounds this ever-popular instrument provides.
Professor Louie a/k/a Aaron Louis Hurwitz and his spring and winter experiences in Siberia teaching children English through singing -performing and teaching Blues to local musicians there -private concerts at the Conservatory
and great visuals in the city of Novosibirsk. The musicians and children learned blues, select Americana tunes and also original songs by Professor Louie.
The music brought their worlds together and transcended all obstacles - Melting East & West.
DVD with new musical scores by Robert Ian Winstin / Hurwitz & Spinosa James Guymon / Don Myers
George Melies Silent 1904 Classic short film is presented here with four exciting and original new film scores by four modern composers including Prof. Louie Hurwitz & Miss Marie Spinosa performing their songs with The Crowmatix. Each film score is played on a separate version of the film plus an audio CD of the scores!
Music is vital to the perception of a film and in choosing four very different composers, you get four very different aesthetic aural visions of the film.
2013 Brand New Release -
A special concert recorded live from COMMANDER CODY'S hometown - Bayshore, Long Island, NY
This recording contains all of The Commander's greatest hits plus more tunes performed with new style and musical flair. Driven by Commander's fantastic Boogie Woogie piano, Professor Louie's exciting Hammond Organ and long time guitarist Mark Emerick leading The Charge!
Follow-up to 2010 Grammy Nominated Whispering Pines - an Americana Template that jams out timeless rock, country, blues, and New Orleans influenced originals. This new CD features 13 songs - 10 originals.
This CD features 12 new songs, 7 of which were written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Also included are Just The Way It Goes and Truth Is Dead, written by Michael Falzarano (formerly of Hot Tuna), a live show favorite Down For The Ride, penned by Johnny Markowski, and Shake That Thing by Ronnie Penque.
Recorded by one of our greatest music legends, American treasure, mandolin innovator and stylist Jesse McReynolds.
Known for his singing, arranging, songwriting, musical wizardry and recognized for his musical virtuosity, Jesse is a 45 yr veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, multiple Grammy nominee and winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee..
The New Riders of the Purple Sage have released their first studio CD in over 20 years. The CD features 12 new songs, of which seven were written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Also included are "Carl Perkins Wears The Crown", an ode to the rockabilly king, written by Michael Falzarano (formerly of Hot Tuna) along with "Something in the Air Tonight", two live show favorites "Higher", penned by Johnny Markowski, and "Olivia Rose" by Ronnie Penque,
as well as a cover of the classic Minglewood Blues.
New 2010 release! Marjorie's best and most innovative album yet. It's a double CD, with one disc featuring a full accompanying ensemble, while the other has the same songs performed solo -- Marjorie and her fingerstyle guitar playing.
Features 10 songs from their extensive repertoire including
the YouTube favorite - title track Whispering Pines. The group performs non-stop
to audiences throughout the U.S. & Canada. Whispering Pines is Americana Roots/Rock at it's finest! Included is the International Award Winning original composition by
Prof. Louie & Miss Marie Melody Of Peace, recorded with The Prague Radio Symphony
in the Czech Republic..
Little Mountain Band from Buffalo, NY teamed up with Producer/Engineer Aaron Louie Hurwitz to record this new 10 song CD - "Take The Stairs" at LRS Recording Studios Hurley, NY. Little Mountain Band came down to the foothills of Woodstock NY in the spring of 2009 and recorded some great tunes live in the studio capturing the energy as it happened.
A 14 song CD featuring a collection of musicians Michael likes to call the Extended Family. Twelve songs penned by Falzarano and some last known studio recordings of the late fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements. Featured musicians include: Melvin Seals, Buddy Cage, Jorma Kaukonen, Professor Louie, Miss Marie, Kerry Kearney, Kane Daily, Jimmy Fleming & more..
"As The Crow Flies" is a collection of the most requested songs from fans and radio stations by The Professor and his crew. Seventeen songs from their six CD's and it kicks off with two new rockin' originals. "Need For You" a sparkling previously unreleased track written by long time songwriter/collaborator Kevin Doherty and a great vocal by Prof. Louie and "Daughters & Sons".
With Tom "Bones" Malone and The Rock Of Ages Horns. Recorded live at the New York State Museum in conjunction with their exhibition and concert series "Spirit Of The Woodstock Generation." Music of Bob Dylan, The Band, The Crowmatix and more. A spectacular CD that features many favorites and concert classics.
Released on Buck's own label, Tomorrow Recordings, "Jackpot!" was mixed right here in our Hurley studio...The album combines soulful original tunes, inspired playing and singing, and the trademark exuberance that's made Buck the world's best-loved zydeco artist, and has earned Buckwheat Zydeco the sobriquet 'the world's greatest party band.' There's plenty of Buckwheat's signature accordion, and for the first time ever Buck features his soulful mastery of the horizontal keyboard on a fantastic three-song Hammond B3 "Encore featuring Organic Buckwheat".
"Times Like These" is Rick Danko's last studio album and is the culmination of the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Famer's work which spanned
Included is the beautiful original title track and a heartfelt cover of the Grateful Dead's "Ripple" which also features
Garth Hudson. An inspirational version of Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang" which features a duet with Randy Ciarlante. The rockin' All Our Past
Times, which Rick co-wrote with Eric Clapton and also features Jim Weider. Also included is another original song co-written by Danko and features Rick's
brother Terry Danko on bass called "Change Is Good". A masterfully reworked version of "This Wheel's On Fire" by The Crowmatix.
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix perform original tunes and favorite covers in the genre of the blues. With a variety of guest musicians, they travel through the many styles and influences of some of the greatest blues artists. Highlights include a classic original slow blues "Some Bad News" with soulful vocals and Hammond organ by the Professor and on the fan favorite "Mr. Lucky" hear drum genius Gary Burke really go to town.
The Band's bassist and vocalist Rick Danko's 1999 release.
Included is the studio track "Sip The Wine", an updated classic that was first heard
in the Martin Scorsese film "The Last Waltz". Included are newly performed live versions of many "Band" classics. Guests include The Band's Garth Hudson,Aaron Louie Hurwitz, Jim Weider,Randy Ciarlante, Marie Spinosa and , Tom "Bones" Malone and a great horn section. "Live On Breeze Hill" currently has been added to many worldwide radio playlists and has recently received an ecstatic review from the Band's most ardent fan, Eric Clapton. The
cd booklet was manufactured using recycled material and soy inks.
Garth Hudson's debut CD. The Band's distinguished keyboard master performs an eclectic mix of tunes with pipe organ, keyboards, saxophones & accordion. Highlights include a light hearted version of The Dead1s "Dark Star " and Garth at the grand piano in a solo original "Little Islands". Featuring Maud Hudson, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Michael Been & Scott Muzik (The Call) and Willie Weeks.
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix - Flyin' High
The brand new CD release from Professor Louie &: The Crowmatix. This rockin' album will take you to new heights ! Featuring new member
Michael Falzarano's "Last Train Out" and brand new road driven originals and a special collaboration with Nashville's John Anderson. One of the many
"high" lights is the traditional treatment of "Jack-A-Roe". Let the Crowmatix take it higher !
The 2001 CD release from Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. This cd brings forth the essence and the
concept of a "Jam". Recorded live in the studio, the music transcends from structure into freeform and back to make this release very special and different. From start to finish "Jam" will take the listener into the heart and soul of the Crowmatix players.
This cd also features guests, THE BAND's distinguished keyboard master : Garth Hudson and The David Letterman Band's Tom "Bones" Malone. Open this jar and let the music flow.... Spread it thick!
The long awaited release by Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. "Over The Edge" consists of ten songs, five of which are
originals by Professor Louie and his co-writing partner Marie Spinosa. "Over The Edge" is a musical blend of Rock, Folk and
R & B. The title track and soon to be released single
of "Over The Edge" features the strong rhythm section groove of Gary Burke and Mike Dunn. Also included is the classic
"The Great Beyond" featuring Professor Louie in a fine vocal performance. An exciting version of The Bands classic "Endless Highway" is included. Marie Spinosa shines with her red-hot vocals on "Someone".4 tracks feature a great horn section of Tom Malone (David Letterman), Ron Cuber, Jim Hynes and Lenny Pickett(Tower Of Power). The showstopper is the 11+ minute version of The Grateful
Dead's "Scarlet Begonias" featuring members of the David Nelson Band.
The brand new live CD release from Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. Featuring the studio bonus track of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young". A great collection of live show stoppers
from their current 2003 tour, with Michael Falazarano, Garth Hudson and The Rock of Ages Horn Section featuring "Blues Brothers" - Tom "Bones" Malone & Lou Marini. The first in the "Taper's Series" releases from Woodstock Records
The high demand for live Rick Danko material prompted this release. "In Concert" is Rick's official "bootleg" cd and features "Band" member Randy Ciarlante and longtime
producer/musician Aaron "Professor Louie" Hurwitz performing classic Band favorites, recorded open air in an intimate live acoustic setting. Regarded by many as the true heart of Rick Danko's historic legacy. (Sound quality of this release is marginal ) - Produced by Aaron Hurwitz.
The brand new debut CD release from the multitalented Miss Marie - Different
recordings have been collected over the past few years, songs that
Miss Marie has performed with Professor Louie & The Crowmatix.Some of these songs you may recognize from previous Crowmatix CD's with new favorites added to complete this CD.Anyone who has caught Miss Marie live will agree that "Collection" is long overdue and captures Miss Marie at her best.
Irish singer songwriter, Kevin Doherty released this new cd that features "Band" member: Rick Danko. Kevin is a veteran of the european music
folk rock scene and has recorded and toured with the infamous "Four Men and A Dog". Kevin has also contributed a track "Don't Wait" on the Band's latest release
"Jubilation" (River North Records). "Strange Weather" has garnered critical acclaim and airplay in Japan and all of Europe.
Larry Packer - "Eye Of The Sun"
The brand new CD release from the violinist Larry Packer. Larry has played on many records including performing and recording with THE BAND. Sweet lush melodies meshing
with an ensemble of friends, Larry paints atmospheric landscapes that makes your heart soar and foot tap
On his first solo effort, singer/songwriter Brian McAlonie creates an engaging hybrid of modern and traditional rock. With a dozen tunes in styles recalling the 601s and merging into the 21st Century, NAKED SCUBA BOY captures the sound of an earlier era in a contemporary setting.
JD Coy's Rockin' story songs are woven around western themes with hard driving rhythms by Drummer Gary Burke & Bass Player Frank Campbell. Nine original tracks with a great cover of Warren Haynes' song "Time To Confess".
As noted on the back of the cd "This Recording Should Be Played "Loud". Great grooves on these rockin' songs with music by The Crowmatix.
JD Coy Has Been Performing in the Hudson Valley.
For the past twenty years, Kernel Green, singer/writer/ guitarist has made his home in Ireland performing his songs in pubs and concert halls garnering much praise for his unique singing and song style. Twelve new original songs with lush harmonies filled with emotion about love, commitment and war.
For the past few holiday seasons, Prof. Louie & The Crowmatix recorded a holiday song and sent it as a musical holiday CD card to fans and friends. The response inspired them to write & record new original songs, favorite standards and spirituals...add these 12 songs together and here is a great new Holiday CD.
Ten great songs - Twin brothers Rich & Rob Kwait write original
American songs ...a melodic blend of gospel, blues, rock
and country - a timeless sound that resonates from deep within the soul
of the American heartland. Retreating to the mountains
near Woodstock, NY with Producer/Engineer Aaron Prof. Louie Hurwitz
they begin a new album & a new musical chapter.
One of Ireland's finest traditional musicians - a natural fiddle player - distinctive, original and inventive. Cathal's talent coupled with his technical skill and feel for the music he plays results in an outstanding CD of Reels, Jigs, Slides and more. This debut album is a significant contribution to traditional music in Ireland. His fiery virtuoso fiddle style is apparent throughout and his banjo playing skills can be found on many tracks also. He brings new life to old tunes like "The Boys of Ballisodare", "The Homeruler" and the "Connachtmans Rambles". Cathal Hayden is a catalyst for the formation of "Four Men & A Dog" - a group that has established themselves as one of the top Irish traditional bands of all time.
Now a performing member of The Crowmatix, check it out! The Memphis Pilgrims are led by Hot Tuna guitarist, Michael Falzarano. His guitar and voice drive all the tracks on this album down a bluesy and rockin
road. Also performing are, Steve Rust, Harvey Sorgen and Jimmy Eppard,
with a guest appearance of Jorma Kaukonen.
The CD release from guitarist Mike DeMicco. A longtime native of the Woodstock and
Hudson Valley Music scenes, DeMicco has toured extensively worldwide as member of the Crowmatix with Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and as well as The Brubecks and Digital Dolphins. Mike's first solo cd strongly shows his versatile talents on guitar painting muscial landscapes
of jazz, blues and R & B. "As the Sun Sets" is an energizing slice of innovation, creativity and chops.