Jeff Mattson and Friends Ft. Rob Barraco (DSO), Skip Vangelas (DSO), Lisa Mackey (DSO) and Tom Barraco

Jeff Mattson and Friends Ft. Rob Barraco (DSO), Skip Vangelas (DSO), Lisa Mackey (DSO) and Tom Barraco

Playing the music of Jerry Garcia and more!, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix

Mar 9 2019 · Sat

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show / $27 Seated

This event is 21 and over

Jeff Mattson & Friends Ft. Rob Barraco (DSO), Skip Vangelas (DSO), Lisa Mackey (DSO) & Tom Barraco
Jeff Mattson & Friends Ft. Rob Barraco (DSO), Skip Vangelas (DSO), Lisa Mackey (DSO) & Tom Barraco
Jeff Mattson (guitar, vocals) is a master of eclectic styles. Lead guitarist for Dark Star Orchestra, and the Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson. Jeff is a founding member of the legendary jam band, The Zen Tricksters.

Jeff has been a student of the Jerry Garcia style of guitar playing since with early 1970s. In addition to playing in a band currently with Donna Jean Godchaux, Jeff has played with Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, David Nelson, Buddy Cage, Peter Rowan, Martin Fierro, and Vassar Clements.

Jeff, a veteran of over 30 years on the road, is a guitar wizard whose playing ranges from rock & roll to blues, bluegrass, country, jazz, and folk, with a healthy dose of psychedelia. Jeff is also a strong original songwriter and his work is prominently featured on five original albums, including several pieces co-written with bandmate Donna Jean Godchaux and one with Rob Barraco (Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends), "Leave Me Out of This," a track on Phil & Friends Sony CD, There and Back Again.

He is known for delivering heart-wrenching vocals as well as his ever-present desire to explore new musical terrain with his fellow musicians. Jeff was asked to audition for Phil Lesh & Friends in the fall of 1999 and in October 1999, Jeff and DSO band mate (then Zen Trickster keyboard player), Rob Barraco, played three shows with Phil & Friends at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco .
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix began as the studio backing band for Aaron "Professor Louie's" musical productions for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, The Band. Rick Danko christened him Professor Louie due to his work and friendship with The Band.

This GRAMMY-Nominated Woodstock, NY group play 150 shows a year in the US and worldwide. They have performed at the Thunder Bay, London & Windsor Festivals in Canada, The Tondor Festival, Falcon Ridge Festival, The Sellersville Theater, PA - BB Kings in NYC, - The House Of Blues in LA - The Sportsmen's Tavern, Buffalo, NY, - The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY and many more venues....Professor Louie has performed three times on The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.

In 2018, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix released a six song EP on Funzalo/Woodstock Records "The Lost Band Tracks." This recording has been receiving great reviews.

"Pure proof The Band wouldn't have had a 90's career bounce if Louie didn't have his hand on the wheel. Now we finally know who the real wheel that was on fire was."
Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher Midwest Record

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix repertoire is steeped in Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Gospel and American Roots music. They have 13 studio CD's on The Woodstock Records label. Their l2017 recording Crowin' The Blues was on The National Contemporary Blues Music Reports Charts in the top 20 for the first quarter. Their CD Music From Hurley Mountain voted best concept record & group by Radio Crystal Blue in 2016. PL&C have been inducted into Blues Hall Of Fame, New York Chapter and hold a permanent place in the Canada South Blues Museum.

"Roots Music Royalty!" Extended Play Sessions - Bill Hurley

Professor Louie (Keys-Accordion,Vocals) collaborated with Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame group The Band for over 16 years and produced their 3 comeback CD's in the 90's - "Jericho", "High On The Hog" and "Jubilation". Louie played on and produced their hit song Atlantic City. Louie has produced and performed with Graham Parker, Commander Cody, Guy Davis, Buckwheat Zydeco, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Jesse McReynolds, Four Men & A Dog and many more well known artists.

John Platania (Guitar-Vocals) Session musician, guitarist and record producer known for his great performances with Van Morrison for over thirty years beginning on "Moondance" and most recently on 2016's "Keep Me Singing". John collaborated with Van creating some top hits such as the hit song Domino. Performed with many artists and played on numerous CD's with Chip Taylor, Randy Neuman, Bonnie Raiit, Natalie Merchant, Don Mc Lean, Judy Collins and more...

Gary Burke (Drums) Drummer and percussionist with The Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, he recorded and played with many artists and performed with Bob Dylan's The Rolling Thunder Review. Gary also recorded and toured extensively with Joe Jackson.

Miss Marie (Vocals-Percussionist-Keys) has written many songs for the Crowmatix. Marie performed and recorded with Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and The Commander Cody Band and was an integral part of Mercury Rev's Gold Album Deserters Song.

Frank Campbell (Bass-Vocals) Levon Helm's Music Director with the Woodstock All-stars touring the USA, performed & recorded with Steve Forbert on tour.

"I've never been so impressed by a band - this is the best live band in the country right now and they have such a deep heritage in blues and rock and roll."
Jeff Wignall - WPKN Music Director

"All the best parts of great music are on display with Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. It's clear these folks are driven to match the all time greats." - Cash Box Magazine
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com