Formed by Aaron L. Hurwitz, the Crowmatrix play contemporary blues that is clearly rooted in the form’s early tradition. Hurwitz had earlier played keyboards with the Mighty Gospel Giants Of Harlem and toured with Mercury Rev. He produced albums by Four Men And A Dog and, most notably, produced and played on albums by the Band. Among other bands with which he played, sometimes recording and producing albums, are the David Nelson Band and Graham Parker. For his own group he plays keyboards, Hammond organ and accordion, also singing and writing most of the arrangements. Reportedly, the original concept was intended to develop some of Hurwitz’s songs that might be performed by the Band. Among other musicians to play in the group are Miss Marie (b. Marie Spinosa; vocals), Jim Eppard (guitar/mandolin), Mike Demicco (guitar/mandolin), Mike Dunn (bass), Gary Burke (drums), Josh Colow (guitar), and Frank Campbell (bass). The 2004 album Century Of The Blues followed a loose historical path through the form, using original material by Hurwitz and members of the group as well as established songs from the blues repertoire. Based in the New York area, the group make occasional, limited tours.
With the Crowmatix, Hurwitz also appeared on record with Garth Hudson (The Sea To The North), and with Rick Danko (Times Like These). Earlier, Hurwitz had played in duo with Danko to considerable acclaim.