Lowrider Band

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LOWRIDER BAND (Original members of WAR) “Low Rider,” “Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Summer,” and more;
(left to right) Harold Brown, Lee Oskar, B.B. Dickerson & Howard Scott (guitar).

Contact Phil C. Brown Public Relations (817) 681-6068 or Fax. (817) 498-7075 plcharlesbrown@att.net

The fabulous LOWRIDER BAND took Houston by storm as they recently invaded Miller Outdoor Theatre http://lowriderband.com. So powerful was their performance that before the show could end, it was clear to see why the band could receive a return engagement from promoters and how they were able to sell more than 60 million albums world-wide. The band’s dynamic performance included a plethora of hits that they composed and recorded in the 1970s, including “Low Rider,” “Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Summer,” and more. The crowd went berserk(!) and clamored for more and more as the legendary group gave them what they showed up for. In excess of 6,000 music lovers witnessed Howard Scott, Lee Oskar, and Harold Brown set off a musical firestorm that will be remembered long after the curtain closed!

LOWRIDER BAND History  When served an eclectic brew of Latin, R&B, rock and funk on a saucy platter of contemporary jazz and hot Jamaican reggae, what do you get? You get a motley spread of the hottest musical omnibus to morph from recording studios in over a decade: You get the fabulous Lowrider Band (four original founding members of the group WAR).

Since 1962, members of Lowrider Band have compiled a tapestry of quintessential songs and live performances so musically infectious that its moniker traces from Los Angeles to Mexico City and from London to Copenhagen. And the genius of this Southern California troupe is captured in the musical medley of Hispanic, African-American, Asian and mainstream cultures, resulting in monster compositions such as “Slippin into Darkness,” “Low Rider,” “9 to 5 (Ordinary Man),” “All Day Music,” and many other chart-toppers.

Comprising four prolific, multi-platinum singer-songwriters, Howard Scott (guitar), Harold Brown (drums), Lee Oskar (harmonica) and B.B. Dickerson (bass), this dynamic team of accomplished musicians is guilty of dishing up many of the greatest tunes to permeate airwaves since the dawn of radio: “The Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Spill the Wine” (with Eric Burdon), and “The World is a Ghetto” are a few additional mega-hits from the band’s exhaustive discography.

Completing the seven-member posse and lending harmonious support to their distinctive sound are Lance Ellis on saxophone and flute, Pete Cole on keyboards, and Chuk Barber on percussion. With more than 50 million albums sold that contain compositions from the original four, a plethora of these arias have been sampled and recorded by major artists, including the smash single “You” by singer Janet Jackson.

The Cisco Kid DVD by Los Lonely Boys featuring Willie Nelson and the chic jam “Low Rider” by rock group Korn go a long way in sketching the bands far-reaching influence. Their latest self-tiled disc, Lowrider Band, features eight superbly orchestrated songs, including a riveting live version of “Why Can’t We Be Friends.” It’ll conjure reminiscences of back in the day when the gang began their musical conquests.

Lowrider Band’s picturesque web-site is a window into the bands exciting plans, including upcoming projects and concerts. Presently, in 2014, Lowrider Band will be touring much of the US, and plan to step up their touring itinerary to reach their growing international legion of followers. Lowrider Band and staff are thrilled to announce that band members Howard Scott, Harold Brown, Lee Oskar and B.B. Dickerson have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and their legendary song “Low Rider” was inducted in the 2014 Grammy Hall of Fame!

Phil Brown

plcharlesbrown@att.net

 

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