📩Read up on the new Limited Edition PFC-LOH harmonicas, Lee's latest BIG music project and more.
We are very excited to present these new Limited Edition Playing For ChangeSignature Lee Oskar Harmonicas! Lee and Lee Oskar Harmonicas have been proudly supporting Playing for Change in various ways since 2018. Lee often says that Playing for Change and Lee Oskar Harmonicas are a "perfect fit" as collaborative partners in that they share the same mission of spreading the love of all kinds of music around the world, including many different genres and styles. With Lee Oskar Harmonicas, all kinds of people--from the musically hopeless to the musically hopeful-- can play a wide range of musical genres using our different harmonica models, such as the Harmonic Minor, Natural Minor, Melody Maker and of course, the standard harmonica, the Major Diatonic. So coming up with these special Playing for Change cover plates was another way to collaborate, enable people to play different genres, and help support music education and musicians around the world. Proceeds from the sales of the three special PFC harmonicas (Harmonic Minor, Natural Minor and Melody Maker) go directly to support the Playing For Change Foundation's music education efforts around the world. The special Limited Edition Lee Oskar Harmonicas Grandpa Elliottharmonica's proceeds go directly to support him and his legacy as a beloved New Orleans musician.
In addition to creating special harmonicas like these, Lee Oskar Harmonicas has donated harmonicas to schoolchildren at the Playing for Change Foundation School in Diamante, Argentina, where LOH Featured Artist Martin Chemes teaches harmonica lessons to students. Lee is also a featured artist on Playing for Change's “Songs Around the World” album and the “Listen to the Music” project in collaboration with musicians from around the world.
LEE OSKAR’S NEW ALBUM
IS GOING INTO PRODUCTION SOON!
We are thrilled to let you in on something very special, which Lee has been working on passionately for a long time. Titled, “Never Forget,” this collection of nine original compositions features soulful music that was composed, orchestrated, performed and produced by Lee, supported by the diverse talents of several outstanding instrumentalists and vocalists.
The Never Forget collection was inspired by major personal and familial events in Lee’s journey through life, with themes of Holocaust remembrance, family, resolve, liberation, tragedy, pain, hope, love, dreams and the promise of harmony and unity. Never Forget itself is unforgettable and soul-stirring—music to touch your heart, soul, memories, hopes, dreams and imagination. And wait until you see the exceptional album art!
This extraordinary album is about to go into production and will be available later in 2021 from Lee’s record label, Dreams We Share. Watch for news and updates about this special project that is very near and dear to Lee’s heart!
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Team member spotlight on
Rick J Bowen A & R Director, Dreams We Share
In Rick’s words, “I am so honored and excited to join the LOH family and be on the ground level of launching the Dreams We Share record label. I totally get Lee's vision of not only sharing great music with the world but also doing good work and spreading good will, peace and love along with it.”
Rick is a drummer, vocalist, songwriter, instructor and journalist.
He grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan playing in school band, choir and show bands, earning a BA at Western Michigan University in History and Social Science. Moving to the Northwest in 1994, Rick soon landed gigs and recording sessions with many diverse local artists in multiple genres, from heavy rock to retro techno, blues, jazz, contemporary Christian, folk, alt country and singer songwriter.
He is currently a member of the award-winning Stacy Jones Band, and in the host band of the award-winning Unbound Blues jam night and the Monday Night Blues Revue (MAD BOJO) at the Madison Pub for over three years.
Rick is serving his fifth year as Vice President for the Washington Blues Society; the second largest non-profit affiliate of the Blues Foundation. In addition to his work for Dreams We Share, Rick is a contributing writer at Northwest Music Scene, the Washington Blues Society, and promo writer for KBA award winning publicists Betsie Brown and Blind Raccoon PR. He’s an eight -time winner of the WBS “Best of the Blues,” award for Blues Writer. He’s a three-time Blues Drummer award winner and proud recipient of the “Keeping The Blues Alive award in 2018. Rick is endorsed by and plays THUMPER CUSTOM DRUMS.
Welcome to the Lee Oskar Harmonicas/Dreams We Share family, Rick! We are thrilled to have you on the team!
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Lee Oskar Harmonicas only Featured Teacher, Steve Lockwood is a virtual music teacher who is ready to help children and adults worldwide connect by offering harmonica lessons over the internet.
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