J Oscar Bittinger plays and writes folk-rock-pop.
Traditional styles mix with messy modern sounds, the city smooth gets blended with the rural rough. Smart and soulful songs with an uplift – “this is happening now.”
Though the setting may be contemporary, in the past made present, or imagining some future, J Oscar’s lyrics are poetry like that of plain spoken folk. The tales and talk are carried along on melodies that sound traditional one moment, then move to something more pop and modern the next.
Listen for new recordings of J Oscar in 2016.
From a Song
Freedom riders rode to Selma •> A million marched on Washington •> Some things change for the better •> Some changes put us under the gun •> To ride with Mother Freedom •>
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