Professor Louie and the Crowmatix - The Lost Band Tracks
Professor Louie, whose real name is Aaron Hurwitz, is a member of the extended family of The Band, having worked with them for more than 15-years in various capacities including acting as producer of several of their albums. The half dozen songs on this EP were written or co-written for The Band by Jules Shear and were originally recorded in 1991. Due to a record label shake-up the material was never released, only now seeing the light of day in newly-recorded versions. The idea here is not to sound like The Band but "Long Ways Across Tennessee" is done in the style of a Levon Helm cut and the rest of the effort, like The Band, features an enticing mash-up of Americana, rock and blues all performed with soul and heart.