|Virtuoso, award-winning songwriter, inventor, entrepreneur, and master of
the harmonica. All of these things are fitting descriptions of Lee Oskar. In
just a single year, he's been voted #1 Instrumental Artist by Billboard,
Cashbox and Record World magazines. He's the creative force behind the
iconic sound of multi-cultural, smash hits like "Low Rider", "Cisco Kid" and
"Spill The Wine". And, of course, his company manufactures the most
innovative harmonica in the world. Blues, Jazz, Funk, and Latin are all a part
of Lee's sound - and he brought all of it to Wilmington NC! Lee was the
guest of honor during Festival weekend, led our Harmonica Workshop, and
headlined our Saturday night concert at the Art Factory.
This was a rare opportunity to meet a legendary figure in American music.
As a storied solo artist Lee has performed with Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison,
Ike Turner, Willie Nelson, Eric Burdon, The Grateful Dead, Chuck Berry,
Santana, Boz Scaggs, Bad Company, Taj Mahal, Donna Summer, Blood,
Sweat & Tears, Eddie Money, Dan Akroyd and many more!