Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast

Lee Oskar interview

June 11, 2020 Neil Warren Season 1 Episode 13
Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast
Lee Oskar interview
Chapters
00:01:20
Lee's name and roots
00:01:36
First harmonica and early influences
00:08:10
Decided to move to the US
00:09:14
Time in New York
00:09:39
Met Eric Burdon in LA and forming of War
00:11:18
How harmonica fitted into the band War and move into solo albums
00:16:34
Low Rider song
00:17:51
Jimi Hendrix last performance was with War
00:19:11
Left band War
00:19:50
First solo album
00:20:47
Before The Rain album
00:23:33
My Road, Our Road album
00:24:19
Started playing in Japan and discovered Tombo, who manufacture Lee Oskar Harmonicas
00:26:37
So Much In Love album
00:27:38
What prompted Lee to start his own harmonica company
00:31:20
Different tunings
00:32:32
Tombo company
00:34:07
Harmonicas have improved a lot in recent years
00:34:43
Lee Oskar low tuned harmonicas and Melody Makers in new keys
00:38:20
New Tremolo harmonica coming out
00:38:54
Junior Wells buried with some Lee Oskar Harmonicas
00:39:15
Interchangeable reed plates and new tool kit
00:41:15
Teaching available through Lee Oskar website
00:42:21
Singing
00:42:54
Lee composes most of songs on solo albums
00:44:29
Advice for upcoming bands or players
00:45:59
10 minute question
00:46:33
Chromatic harmonica
00:47:19
What harmonicas does Lee play
00:48:02
Favourite key of harmonica
00:48:57
Different tunings
00:51:05
Overblows
00:51:48
Embouchre
00:52:19
Mics and amps
00:55:34
Effects pedals
00:57:10
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