Paul Oscher /  AUSTIN,TEXAS BLUES AND ROOTS MUSICIAN VOCALS,HARMONICA, GUITAR AND PIANO

Paul Oscher

AUSTIN,TEXAS BLUES AND ROOTS MUSICIAN VOCALS,HARMONICA, GUITAR AND PIANO
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Former Muddy Water's Band Member. Paul Plays Real Deal Low-Down Blues. Available for booking trio,quartet and Full Band Formats(5-6 Piece)

Latest Win:

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD on May 20, 2016.   Source

Former Muddy Water's Band Member. Paul Plays Real Deal Low-Down Blues. Available for booking trio,quartet and Full Band Formats(5-6 Piece)

Latest Win:

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD on May 20, 2016.   Source

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Paul Oscher playing the Little Walter classic harmonica instrumental "Juke" on neck racked harmonica accompanying himself on guitar with his five piece band...

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Low-down Blues the Junior Wells lick i added to the end of the first video was the inspiration for the second improvised blues videoed at my weekly Happy hour show in Austin Texas with my All-Star band

Paul Oscher -Woodsongs

Paul Oscher Woodsongs radio.This is one of my favorite solo performances

PAUL OSCHER - Harmonica Tricks

Riverfront Blues Festival - Wilmington, DE *Filmed in HD by Joan Mallotides aka BluesBroad 8-2-14

PAUL OSCHER - "Look Out At The Weather" 8-2-14

Riverfront Blues Festival - Wilmington, DE *Filmed in HD by Joan Mallotides aka BluesBroad 8-2-14

PAUL OSHER & BIG PETE Wee Wee Baby @ MOD, HASSELT - 12/02/15

here I'm playin piano and singing with drums bass and lead guitar in Belgium in feb 2015. Btw they spelled my name wrong there is a c after the s

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About

Bio

Paul Oscher


“Paul Oscher plays the soul I feel.” - Muddy Waters

“... Classic Chicago Blues…his blues has the bite and gravity of the tradition he upholds.” - John Pareles, The New York Times

“… a deep satisfying blues experience.” - Critic’s Choice Billboard

“Paul Oscher’s a monster - harp, piano and guitar - plays slide like Muddy.” - James Cotton

“This is a man who has spent his life steeped in the blues tradition and it shows.” – Juke Blues (UK)

“This former member of the great Muddy Waters Blues Band not only channels the guitar sound of Muddy Waters, piano of Otis Spann, he’s got the deepest toned blues harp this side of Big Walter Horton and is a fine songwriter in the classic blues tradition. Paul Oscher is one of a kind.
- Scott Dirks, author of Little Walter's biography, "Blues With A Feeling"

PAUL OSCHER

Paul Oscher is a blues legend. A blues singer and multi-instrumentalist (harmonica, guitar and piano), who while still in his teens, became the first Caucasian member of the great Muddy Waters Blues Band (1967-1971). Paul lived in Muddy’s house on Chicago’s South Side and shared the basement with blues piano player Otis Spann. Paul played the Chitlin’ Circuit and recorded with Muddy for the legendary Chess Records Company. He traveled the world with Muddy.

Besides Muddy, he has performed and/or recorded with T-Bone Walker, Otis Spann, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy,Johnny Young, Johnny CopeIand, Big Joe Turner, Louisiana Red, Big Mama Thornton, Victoria Spivey and many others.

As Muddy Waters harp player, Paul Oscher inspired a whole generation of blues players including Rick Estrin, Jerry Portnoy, Paul Delay, and William Clark. Paul is the real deal, he learned his blues from the masters. He plays only the real, unadulterated, down-in-the–alley, gutbucket blues. He is not a retro player. He just plays the blues the way he learned them… lowdown and lonesome and has been doing so for the last fifty years.

Paul was featured playing harmonica, guitar and singing on Hubert Sumlin's Grammy Nominated Album, "About Them Shoes," along with Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Levon Helm.

In 2006 he collaborated with Mos Def and recorded the song "Bed Stuy Parade and Funeral March" on Mos Def's album "New Danger." He recorded with Keb Mo' in 2008 on the soundtrack of the film about the Blues, "Who Do You Love," and also he recorded on Keb Mo's "Suitcase Album.” Paul has won two Handy Blues Music Awards and has 9 Blues Music Award nominations. His latest recording, “Bet On The Blues,” was nominated for three Blues Music Awards. Paul has also appeared in many documentaries and books about the blues and is now in the process of writing his own book about his life in the blues.

Paul Oscher resides in Austin Texas where, when he is not on the road, maintains a weekly residence gig with his Austin All-Star Six-Piece Blues Band. Paul can be booked in a quartet, quintet or sextet format sou

Members

Wins   Key

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
May 20, 2016 LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
presented to Paul in Clarksdale Mississippi AT Mississippi Saxophone festival. on May 20th 2016. Other holders of this coveted award is James Cotton and lazy lester Source
 TWO W.C. HANDY BLUES MUSIC AWARDS
May 11, 2006 TWO W.C. HANDY BLUES MUSIC AWARDS
1. ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2. ACOUSTIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR Source

Contact

Manager @Austin Artist Mgmt
Nancy Coplin
Domestic Booking Agent
Deborah Lerner
Blue Mountain Artists International Booking Agent
Dr. Pat Morgan
Sync Licensing
Nancy Meyer

Calendar

Date Event Title Location Type More Info
Nov 05, 2015 C-Boys heart and soul Austin, TX Performance   Details
Nov 12, 2015 C-Boys heart and Soul Austin, TX Performance   Details
Nov 19, 2015 C-Boys heart and Soul Austin, TX Performance   Details
Dec 01, 2015 Harmonica work shop at Austin Java sponsored by The harmonica Organization of Texas Austin Chapter admission $20 Austin, Texas Other   Details
Dec 03, 2015 C-Boys Heart and Soul Austin, TX Performance   Details
Dec 10, 2015 C-boy's Heart & Soul Austin, TX Performance   Details
Dec 10, 2015 C-Boys heart and Soul , Performance   Details
Dec 17, 2015 C-boy's Heart & Soul Austin, TX Performance   Details
Dec 17, 2015 cboys full band Ausrin, tx Performance   Details
Dec 29, 2015 guest with Legendary drummer Ernie Durawa , Performance   Details
Dec 29, 2015 Strange Brew Austin, TX Performance   Details
Dec 31, 2015 C Boys Heart & Soul Austin, TX Performance   Details
Dec 31, 2015 Full Band C-Boy'heart and Soul New Years Eve Double Header with Jimmy Vaughn Band Austin, Texas Performance   Details
Jan 08, 2016 Antones Austin Full Band Austin, TX Performance   Details
Jan 09, 2016 The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club Houston, TX Performance   Details
Jan 09, 2016 Big and Easy Social Club Full Band Houston tx , Performance   Details
Jan 13, 2016 Railroad Blues Alpine TX Quartet Alpine , Texas Performance   Details
Jan 16, 2016 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ Performance   Details
Jan 16, 2016 Rhythm Room Phoenix , Performance   Details
Jan 23, 2016 Big Mama's Rib Shack Los Angeles, CA Performance   Details
Jan 23, 2016 Big Mamas Rib Shack Oasadena Ca Pasadena, Performance   Details
Jan 24, 2016 Malarkey's Grill Los Angeles, CA Performance   Details
Jan 24, 2016 Marlarkeys bar and grill Long Beach CA , Performance   Details
Jan 25, 2016 Maui Sugar Mill Saloon Los Angeles, CA Performance   Details
Jan 25, 2016 Maui Sugar Mill Tarzana Ca , Performance   Details
Jan 28, 2016 Time Warp Records Harmonica workshop Los Angeles, CA Performance   Details
Jan 29, 2016 Ventura Beach Club Los Angeles, CA Performance   Details
Feb 01, 2016 Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center Lexington, KY Performance   Details
Feb 06, 2016 Private party Maui Hawaii , Performance   Details
Feb 13, 2016 powerhouse Pub folsom, CA Performance   Details
Feb 13, 2016 Aptos St BBQ SF Bay Area, CA Performance   Details
Feb 14, 2016 Powerhouse Pub Sacramento, CA Performance   Details
Feb 14, 2016 Aptos BBQ Aptos, CA Performance   Details
Mar 16, 2016 New Age Aviation Festival Houston, TX Performance   Details
Mar 18, 2016 Antone's Nightclub Austin, TX Performance   Details
Mar 26, 2016 Antone's Nightclub Austin, TX Performance   Details
May 13, 2016 The Texan Theatre Dallas - Fort Worth, TX Performance   Details
May 13, 2016 Texan theater Greenville, Tx Performance   Details
May 16, 2016 Unknown venue Clarksdale, MS Performance   Details
May 21, 2016 MISSISSIPPI SAX FESTIVAL CLARKSDALE , MS Performance   Details
Aug 12, 2016 El Tropicana San Antonio, TX Performance   Details
Aug 18, 2016 Unknown venue Edmonton, AB Performance   Details
Aug 20, 2016 Edmunton Blues Festival Edmunton, Canada Performance   Details
Oct 02, 2016 earls hideaway sebastian , FL Performance   Details
Oct 06, 2016 `Red Clay Theater duluth, Georgia Performance   Details
Oct 08, 2016 carolina down home Blues festival Camden SC, SC Performance   Details
Oct 14, 2016 ACES Brandenton, FL Performance   Details
Oct 15, 2016 Buchanan's Orlando, FL Performance   Details
Oct 21, 2016 Bradfordville Blues Club Tallahassee, fl Performance   Details
Jun 03, 2017 Sam's Burger Joint San Antonio, TX Performance   Details
There are no upcoming events scheduled.