To Louie, music is very powerful magic capable of sparking
and generating, healing, enlightenment, unity, self-realization
in the listener.
His love and devotion to the art of making
music was forged from an early age. Growing up first in Washington
D.C. and later in the San Francisco Bay Area Louie was exposed
to live performances of Duke Ellington, Wes Montgomery, Ella
Fitzgerald, Jimi Hendrix, Rahssan Roland Kirk, Pharoah Saunders,
Chick Corea, Pat Martino and Bay Area legends Eddie Marshall
and Ed Kelly.
In fact his first professional gig was with Ed
Kelly, Harley White and Smiley Winters at Esthers Orbit Room
in Oakland, California at age 19.
Performing music has given
him the chance to travel the world and that constantly opens
my eyes to the new paradigms.