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Saturday, July 12 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Paul Oscher

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Paul Oscher, award-winning blues singer, songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist, (harmonica, guitar, piano, melodica, and bass harp), first came to national attention as Muddy Waters’ harmonica player, 1967-1972 following in the footsteps of Little Walter, Junior Wells, James Cotton, and Big Walter Horton. Oscher was the first white musician in the world to become a full-time member of a black blues band of this stature.

In the mid-l960s Paul met Muddy Waters back stage at the Apollo Theatre and in 1967, when Muddy came to New York without a harp player, Paul sat in with the band. He played two numbers: "Baby Please Don’t Go" and "Blow Winds Blow." Muddy hired him on the spot. Working alongside blues greats like Muddy Waters and Otis Spann, Paul learned the deep Blues phrasing and timing, characteristic of his music today.

Saturday July 12, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Barney Danson Theatre

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