Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek are one of the Seattle area's busiest and most popular live bands, playing regularly at leading music venues throughout the Northwest. In addition to their active club schedule, they've performed at such major events as The Bite of Seattle and Westport Blues Festival. Their music is rooted in the blues but draws on New Orleans r&b, roots rock, and jazz. Their ability to play a wide variety of rhythms makes them a favorite of dancers. The piano playing of band leader Mark Hurwitz is in the tradition of New Orleans keyboard icons Professor Longhair and Dr. John, with other influences ranging from Leon Russell to Ray Charles.