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Professor Louie & The Crowmatix have been creating fine music at "The Rock 'n' Roll Barn" for the past three decades, ever since they first served as backup musicians for The Band. Now, as part of their Hurley Mountain Tour, their coming to Steel City Coffee House on Saturday November 26th at 8 PM.
Music from Hurley Mountain, their 12th CD, is inspired by the beautiful farmlands next to their recording studio in the Catskill Mountains. It's a spirited collection of 11 originals and three select tunes (including Jimmy Reed's "You Got Me Dizzy"), a musical short story that brings listeners along on a day spent by Hurley Mountain. Professor Louie's accordion captures a tranquil "Golden Morning" sunrise over the Hurley fields and ends the CD with "Goodnight Hurley Moon." Along the way, it's a day in the life of a close-knit agricultural community where folks are bonded by daily events, hard work, history, family and simple pleasures.
This mix of originals, traditional tunes, heartfelt vocals, blistering guitar riffs, solid backbeats, bluesy passion, romantic ballads, and Celtic, Gospel and work song influences conveys the timeless beauty of rural life in these United States. The Crowmatix bring fans inside the musical heritage that has shaped their sound and made them one of the Hudson Valley's most beloved bands.
The Crowmatix are: Professor Louie (vocals, accordion, piano, Hammond organ, keyboards); Miss Marie (vocals, percussion, piano); Gary Burke (drums, percussion); Frank Campbell (bass, vocals); John Platania (electric/acoustic guitars): Josh Colow (lead guitar) and special guest Larry Packer (violin)
Henrik Stubbe Teglbjaerg (festival founder) says, "Please help us in making this free festival possible."
Donations can be made HERE
Today is a great day for Schuylkill River Trail fans in Phoenixville. According to Patch.com, "A $50,000 grant has been approved for the borough to improve two sections of the trail in the borough."
Pennsylvania State Rep. Warren Kampf said the money will be used to pave the final 3,400 linear feet of unpaved trail in Phoenixville.
The grant is part of $77,807 needed to complete the project, and it has been provided by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The money for the program comes from the Marcellus Legacy Fund, which leverages fees levied upon natural gas development for environmental projects.
“Using fee revenue collected from unconventional gas wells, Act 13 supports statewide environmental projects – from flood control, to sewage treatment, to greenways, trails and recreation – that help improve, protect, and conserve Pennsylvania’s natural beauty and well-being,” Governor Wolf said in a statement Monday. “We anticipate a tremendous, positive impact that can be witnessed and shared by communities across the state as a result of these investments.”
The funding for the Schuylkill River Trail was just a small part of $14 million in approved money disbursed to 94 projects across the state, including others in Montgomery, Chester, and Philadelphia counties.
Phoenixville submitted a grant to the state in June to receive funding through the program.
"We were shooting for more but we're happy with what we got," said Phoenixville Borough Councilman Michael Kuznar. "Our borough manager Jean Krack and economic development director Kelly Getzfread are the real ones to thank for that, they are the ones that wrote the grant."
Kuznar added that the borough has the funds to cover the remaining $27,807 of the cost.
The Marcellus Legacy Fund was born out of the state legislature's Act 13 of 2012. Since it's enactment, the Fund has been responsible for distributing more than $1 billion to environmental projects, the governor's office said.
The ever-expanding Schuylkill River Trail currently runs from the University City area in Philadelphia through to Pottsville. While there are several stretches which have not yet been completed, organizers aim to eventually have the trail run the entire 130-mile length of the river.
The Phoenixville segment of the trail was officially opened in 2015.
The trail was named the best trail in America in 2015 by USA Today.
Pumpkinfest is a fun, free, family-friendly festival celebrating all things pumpkin. It takes place this Saturday October 22nd at Bridge & Main Streets from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM, and the Phoenixville annual Halloween Parade is to follow.
Activties include a Pumpkin Derby, a carnival, crafts, live music and much more. Witness a live expert carving contest, sample pumpkin dishes from local restaurants (vote for your favorite), or compete in one of the contests for some great prizes (including an iPad mini).
One of the major highlights of Pumpkinfest is the Pumpkin Derby, a unique race featuring handcrafted, decorated pumpkin racers battling head-to-head for the coveted Pumpkin Derby Championship Trophy. There is also a competition for Racer design and decoration. Pumpkin Racers are vehicles constructed from one pumpkin or fall gourd with independent axles and wheels attached. Pumpkin Racers come in all different shapes, sizes and speeds. The derby will be held on Main Street between Prospect St. and Bridge St. begin at 12:30pm, and check-in is between 11:00 am and noon at the Phoenixville Pumpkinfest Derby Information Table. Register free online Sept. 23-Oct. 21 or register at Pumpkinfest for $5. Go HERE for additional information.
The final First Friday of the year features live music, food, shopping, and more in downtown Phoenixville tonight from 6 PM to 10 PM.
The featured artist tonight is Hidden Treasure, a Jazz and R&B Fusion group with members from Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. The group features James Corum (Tenor, Soprano, & Alto Sax), Timothy Vaughan (Drums), Brian Hayman (Bass), Terry Lee (Vocals & Guitar), Lovell Ferguson (Vocals & Keys), and Rick Tyler (Percussion).
Street performances will include several well known local artists, including: