Professor Louie and the Cromatix

Grammy-nominated American roots and blues rockers Professor Louie and the Cromatix will perform at College of St. Joseph’s Tuttle Hall Theater at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

Proceeds will benefit the Jason Allen Fund. Jason Allen is a local sheriff battling a life threatening illness.

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix came into existence while preparing songs for Aaron Professor Louie Hurwitz’ studio productions for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame group The Band. They are also the backing group for solo CD’s by Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Garth Hudson.

The group began touring and recording their own music in 2001. They have seven studio CDs and two live recordings on The Woodstock Records label. In 2010, Woodstock Records released Professor Louie & The Crowmatix CD Whispering Pines, which was nominated in the first round of voting for five Grammy’s.

The group continues to perform in concert at premier theaters, clubs & festivals in The U.S., Canada and Europe, playing over 150 shows a year.

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. In 2006 and 2010, they were special guests on the CBS Television Special Melodies Of Christmas performing their International Award Winning song Melody Of Peace collaborating with The Empire State Orchestra and Choir. Their musicianship has enabled them to cross over into different musical genres and perform in concert with orchestras and choirs around the world.

Tickets are $10 for general admission. College of St. Joseph is located at 71 Clement Road in Rutland, Vt. For more information call (802) 773-5900.