Lowrider Band™ and it’s Members: Harold Brown, Lee Oskar, B.B. Dickerson & Howard Scott, Pete Cole, Lance Ellis and Chuk Barber
formally announce the ‘PEACE IN THE STREETS’ ~ World Tour.
Nearly fifty years ago, Legacy Music Icons; Harold Brown, Lee Oskar, B.B. Dickerson, Howard Scott and the late Thomas “Papa Dee” Allen and Charles Miller took up their instruments with Eric Burdon, who’s voices became their weapons of choice and songs became the ammunition. Music that changed the world. Today, these Independent Artists known as the ‘Lowrider Band™’ continue to speak out against racism, hunger, gangs, crimes, turf wars and a divided country, while embracing all people with hope and the spirit of peace in the streets and brotherhood, as all lives matter, around the world.
Continually asked today, “when you serve up 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 a memorable experience like none other. You get the one and only Lowrider Band™.
Since the early 1960’s, members of the 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 these musicians 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.
Comprised of 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” and “The World is a Gheto” are a few more mega-hits they composed and performed over the years. A plethora of these hits have been sampled and recorded by major artists, including the smash single “You” by singer Janet Jackson.
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. 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 reminisces of back in the day when the members of Lowrider began their collaborative composing odyssey.
Lowrider Band’s picturesque web-site is a window into the bands exciting plans, including upcoming projects and concerts. Presently, 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 three times for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the legendary song “Low Rider”, composed by them in the 1970s, with others, was recently inducted in the 2014 Grammy Hall of Fame!