Hurricane Howie is a much sought-after performing and recording musician, who understands that for the audience, music is often a visual and emotional, as well as listening, experience.
Howie features a wide range of musical styles, as a soloist and in a variety of musical settings, from duo or trio to Mardi Gras-style band. In addition to his steady schedule of live appearances, Howie has contributed piano, keyboard, and accordion tracks on recordings by many artists, as well as film soundtracks and radio and television spots. He performs at many of the Mid-Atlantic’s most elegant venues, as well as a host of private functions.
Howie is a firm believer that first-class, professional music performance can also be a treat for the audience. He has performed at many embassies, private clubs, government agencies, private residences, and similar venues, and always delivers an upbeat, enjoyable experience for the hosts and guests. When playing at concerts, festivals, and special occasions, he will often augment the show with visual displays, discussion of the music’s cultural roots, and other extras.
Howie’s musical background runs deep. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he played with many notable California musicians. While in the South during his years as a civil rights attorney, he became captivated by the wide-ranging gumbo of Louisiana’s musical styles, including its colorful piano tradition and Cajun and Zydeco accordion culture. In steady demand as a pianist,Howie has toured extensively as as solo performer and with bands. He has drawn from an an exciting gumbo of musical genres and created a blend truly all his own.