Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast

Lee Oskar interview

June 11, 2020 Neil Warren Season 1 Episode 13
Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast
Lee Oskar interview
Chapters
1:20
Lee's name and roots
1:36
First harmonica and early influences
8:10
Decided to move to the US
9:14
Time in New York
9:39
Met Eric Burdon in LA and forming of War
11:18
How harmonica fitted into the band War and move into solo albums
16:34
Low Rider song
17:51
Jimi Hendrix last performance was with War
19:11
Left band War
19:50
First solo album
20:47
Before The Rain album
23:33
My Road, Our Road album
24:19
Started playing in Japan and discovered Tombo, who manufacture Lee Oskar Harmonicas
26:37
So Much In Love album
27:38
What prompted Lee to start his own harmonica company
31:20
Different tunings
32:32
Tombo company
34:07
Harmonicas have improved a lot in recent years
34:43
Lee Oskar low tuned harmonicas and Melody Makers in new keys
38:20
New Tremolo harmonica coming out
38:54
Junior Wells buried with some Lee Oskar Harmonicas
39:15
Interchangeable reed plates and new tool kit
41:15
Teaching available through Lee Oskar website
42:21
Singing
42:54
Lee composes most of songs on solo albums
44:29
Advice for upcoming bands or players
45:59
10 minute question
46:33
Chromatic harmonica
47:19
What harmonicas does Lee play
48:02
Favourite key of harmonica
48:57
Different tunings
51:05
Overblows
51:48
Embouchre
52:19
Mics and amps
55:34
Effects pedals
57:10
Future plans
Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast
Lee Oskar interview
Jun 11, 2020 Season 1 Episode 13
Neil Warren

Lee Oskar left his native Denmark to move to the US at age 18, and was soon enjoying phenomenal success with the rock funk band War, interweaving soulful harmonica lines into the horn section.

Lee also has numerous solo albums, releasing some of the most downright catchy harmonica melodies ever recorded.

On top of all this, he set-up his own harmonica company, leading the way with innovations such as replacement reed plates and different tunings

Select the Chapter Markers tab above to select different sections of the podcast (website version only).

Lee Oskar website:
https://leeoskar.com

Lee Oskar harmonicas:
https://leeoskar.com/harmonicas/

Dreams We Share record label:
https://dreamsweshare.com

Teaching:

With Steve Lockwood:
https://www.leeoskarharmonicalessons.com

YouTube:

Lee Oskar Harmonicas 25th Year Anniversary Tour:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOXiJXHkiVA&list=PLJcbSv_zlUdyNXrAwkDwJi4XVhYCvqRrB

Lee Oskar Harmonicas YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/leeoskarharmonicas


Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains some of the songs discussed in the podcast:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QC6RF2VTfs4iPuasJBqwT?si=M-j3IkiISeefhR7ybm9qIQ

Sponsor website:
https://www.lonewolfblues.com


Show Notes Chapter Markers

Lee Oskar left his native Denmark to move to the US at age 18, and was soon enjoying phenomenal success with the rock funk band War, interweaving soulful harmonica lines into the horn section.

Lee also has numerous solo albums, releasing some of the most downright catchy harmonica melodies ever recorded.

On top of all this, he set-up his own harmonica company, leading the way with innovations such as replacement reed plates and different tunings

Select the Chapter Markers tab above to select different sections of the podcast (website version only).

Lee Oskar website:
https://leeoskar.com

Lee Oskar harmonicas:
https://leeoskar.com/harmonicas/

Dreams We Share record label:
https://dreamsweshare.com

Teaching:

With Steve Lockwood:
https://www.leeoskarharmonicalessons.com

YouTube:

Lee Oskar Harmonicas 25th Year Anniversary Tour:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOXiJXHkiVA&list=PLJcbSv_zlUdyNXrAwkDwJi4XVhYCvqRrB

Lee Oskar Harmonicas YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/leeoskarharmonicas


Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains some of the songs discussed in the podcast:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QC6RF2VTfs4iPuasJBqwT?si=M-j3IkiISeefhR7ybm9qIQ

Sponsor website:
https://www.lonewolfblues.com


Lee's name and roots
First harmonica and early influences
Decided to move to the US
Time in New York
Met Eric Burdon in LA and forming of War
How harmonica fitted into the band War and move into solo albums
Low Rider song
Jimi Hendrix last performance was with War
Left band War
First solo album
Before The Rain album
My Road, Our Road album
Started playing in Japan and discovered Tombo, who manufacture Lee Oskar Harmonicas
So Much In Love album
What prompted Lee to start his own harmonica company
Different tunings
Tombo company
Harmonicas have improved a lot in recent years
Lee Oskar low tuned harmonicas and Melody Makers in new keys
New Tremolo harmonica coming out
Junior Wells buried with some Lee Oskar Harmonicas
Interchangeable reed plates and new tool kit
Teaching available through Lee Oskar website
Singing
Lee composes most of songs on solo albums
Advice for upcoming bands or players
10 minute question
Chromatic harmonica
What harmonicas does Lee play
Favourite key of harmonica
Different tunings
Overblows
Embouchre
Mics and amps
Effects pedals
Future plans