Five Firsts: Professor Louie of the Crowmatix

Professor Louie (right) & the Crowmatix
Professor Louie (right) & the Crowmatix

NAME: Professor Louie
BAND AFFILIATION: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix
INSTRUMENT: Keyboards, Accordion, Vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Not sure which one came first: a) Meet the Beatles b) John Coltrane’s Ballads c) Take Five by Dave Brubeck

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Murray the K show presenting Cream, the Who, Wilson Pickett & others on BWY in NYC

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Owned a portable Hohner electric piano. Played acoustic piano first

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Onward Christian Soldiers,” playing piano with the school choir

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Besides school bands, my first rock ‘n’ roll band was called the Humbugs. We played at the World’s Fair at the New York Pavillion.

Professor Louie leads his Woodstock-based band, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, into Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Saturday (October 12). Tickets are $20 in advance; $22 at the door.

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