BIG news: Lee’s Seattle shows, "Never Forget" art/music in Nashville, Grandpa Elliott tribute & more!
“Never Forget” Debuted at the Triple Door to a full house
Recently, a packed house at the Triple Door in Seattle experienced the debut performance of Lee Oskar’s “Never Forget,” which was released in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day in late January 2022 by Dreams We Share™.
This premiere featured Lee Oskar & Friends—including Darrian Asplund (saxophone); Owen Thayer (guitar); Dean Schmidt (bass); Mack Grout (keyboards); Andrew Cloutier (drums); and Denali Williams (percussions)—with special guests Andrew Josyln & The Passenger Quartet. This extraordinary evening of live music, conversation and art was hosted by Seattle’s own Jeff Renner.
Never Forget is available in CD, Vinyl (Collector’s Edition) and for download.
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In Memoriam: Grandpa Elliott, A New Orleans Music Legend
With great sadness, we mourn the passing of legendary New Orleans musician, Grandpa Elliott, who played his heart out on the streets of the French Quarter for more than 60 years. This gentle man generously shared his songs, smiles and boundless love of music with so many people throughout his lifetime.
Grandpa Elliott was very special to Lee Oskar and the Lee Oskar Harmonicas family. We were thrilled to honor him and his legacy with a Limited Edition Lee Oskar Harmonica in 2019, in collaboration with Playing for Change. We were delighted to donate 100% of the proceeds of the sales of these special harmonicas to help Grandpa Elliott.
Grandpa Elliott will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace and his legacy continue to carry out the love he had for music and live performances!
Lee Oskar & Friends Live at North City Bistro in Shoreline, WA April 1st
Lee Oskar & Friends will perform at the North City Bistro on April 1, with the show currently sold out. However, there could be some seats that open up, so for locals who are interested, fill out a reservation request on the North City Bistro website, and they’ll try to fit you in! www.northcitybistro.com
“The son of a Holocaust survivor, Copenhagen-born Lee Oskar comes to terms with his family’s experiences on this profoundly moving musical memoir. Composed, produced and illustrated by
the 74-year-old harmonica virtuoso, Never Forgets represents a pinnacle in his career.” Bill Milkowski (Downbeat Magazine)
“Lee Oskar’s songs like “Far Away Dreams” and “Song From Mom” become a healing force to those terrible memories from World War II. In many ways, the soaring notes from the man’s harmonica allow the human spirit to move toward healing, even all these years later, and find a place where uplifting sounds takes the place of memories of war. The way these songs offer a path past the lowest depths of human depravity is a miracle in the making, and one that Lee Oskar will always honor. Never ever forget.”—Bill Bentley (Americana Highways/Bentley’s Bandstand)
The Never Forget Art Collection On Exhibit in Nashville in April!
We are thrilled that 29 original artworks by Lee Oskar will be on display at the Jewish Community Center in Nashville throughout the month of April. Lee will present a gallery talk at the JCC on Wednesday, April 13 followed by a talk to the JCC community on Thursday, April 14, including an afternoon of conversation and music.
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