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Next Concert: Saturday, November 8, 2014 7:30PM
Professor Louie and the Crowmatix
The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St., Romney, WV
"a tasty mix of rhythm and blues and rock & roll. Americana at it's best" "Professor Louie's upstate ensemble is an Americana template that is timeless rock, country, blues and New Orleans influenced originals." - Village Voice
Grammy-nominated Professor Louie & The Crowmatix came into existence preparing songs for Aaron Professor Louie Hurwitz' studio productions for the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame group The Band.. Professor Louie collaborated with the Band for over fifteen years. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix 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. They have eight studio CD's and two live recordings on The Woodstock Records label. 2012-13 Woodstock Records released their new recording "Wings On Fire" on CD and 180 Gram Vinyl to rave reviews. "ALL THE BEST PARTS OF MUSIC ARE ON DISPLAY IN WINGS ON FIRE" Cash Box
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix CD Whispering Pines was nominated for five Grammys. Professor Louie 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. They are the only group inducted into this Hall Of Fame.
Professor Louie & the Crowmatix have the distinct honor of being the only group to have a live concert recording released by The New York State Museum entitled The Spirit Of Woodstock. Their music is consistently on The Radio Roots Charts and are always getting air play on radio stations across the country.
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix have been featured on syndicated radio shows, Acoustic Cafe, E-Town, Public Radio show Live At the Linda. The Mitch Albom Radio Show & Woodsongs Radio Hour.
The group performs in concert at premier theaters, clubs & festivals in The US, Canada and Europe, playing over 150 shows a year.
This concert is made possible with sponsorship from FNB Romney, and an anonymous HCAC member. Info 304-703-1350
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Studio Tour Map Brochure is Now Available
The 8th Annual Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour is scheduled for November 14, 15, & 16, 2014 with 16 artists who will be clustered at 5 locations around the county. Due to unforeseen circumstances, TapRoot Farm will not be open for the tour. Artists Marilyn Dugan and Julie Tracy will be demonstrating at the Capon Bridge Community Center on Rt. 50. The color map brochure with artists descriptions and locations is now available at the Hampshire County Visitors Center, 91 S. High St. and from participating artists. For info contact Melissa Snell at brdwtcher[at]frontier.com or call her at 703-772-5536. Download outside of Studio Tour brochure here. Download inside of Studio Tour brochure here.
Mark Your Calendar for Concert Season Dates & Performers
November 8 Saturday -- Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
March 28, 2015 Saturday -- Percussion with Steve Bloom & Patricio Acevedo
April 18, 2015 Saturday -- Blues with Andy Cohen & Eleanor Ellis"\
May 2, 2015 Saturday --Ralph Gordon, Alexander Mitchell & Michael G. Ronstadt
Art Camp 2014 A Huge Success!
Summer Arts Camp 2014 was held at WVSDB June 23-27 in a great collaboration with the WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind that involved 87 campers in multiple classes including various types of music, drama, fused glass, metal working, fibers, writing, pottery, painting, drawing, photo literacy, etc. On Friday, a community luncheon provided a wonderful showcase of the campers' creations and signing, dancing and theatrical talents.
The effort was so successful, talk is of doubling the number of campers for 2015! Kudos to coordinators Joanne Snead and Nadine Miller, instructors Josh Liller, Sibyl MacKenzie, Liz Braun, Michael Anderson, Gayle Allen, Lou Mazzeo, Brenton Colbert, Judi Gaydos, Cheri Seiler and Mark. as well as many staff members of the WVSDB, lead by Patty Myers.