North City Bistro and Wine Shop

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Lee Oskar & Friends – SOLD OUT SHOW!!!

July 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Lee Oskar is an internationally acclaimed harmonica virtuoso, composer, producer,
manufacturer and lifelong musical explorer. He is renowned for his iconic role as a
founding member, co-composer and lead harmonica player of the pioneering
funk/jazz band that composed and recorded such hits as “Low Rider,” “Spill the
Wine,” “Cisco Kid,” “The World is a Ghetto,” “Slippin’ into Darkness,” “Why
Can’t Be Friends,” and many more chart-topping songs from 1969-1993.
Since then, Oskar and his original band mates from that era perform as the
LowRider Band. Oskar also performs around the world with outstanding musicians
from the Pacific Northwest, known as Lee Oskar & Friends, featuring his own new
arrangements, innovative compositions and well-loved hit songs.
Artistically, Oskar has earned critical and popular acclaim for nearly four decades
with his wide-ranging portfolio of unforgettable compositions evoking different
moods, rhythms, and genres. In the words of Seattle Times critic Misha Berson,
“The harmonica man can really blow, but he can croon, too.”
Lee Oskar has earned ASCAP writing awards, and had his signature sound
celebrated in Pitbull and Kesha's recent hit, “Timber," which was inspired by
Oskar's harmonica contributions in the song "San Francisco Bay."
Lee Oskar established his own recording label, Dreams We Share™ in 2020. He
proudly produces professional recording artists as well as his own music. Most
recently, Oskar brought in highly accomplished instrumentalists to play exciting
new arrangements of his original compositions, that will be released soon as “Lee
Oskar & Friends”.
The first collection of Lee’s original works under Dreams We Share is the newly
released master work, “Never Forget” (2022), which serves as a culmination of his
life’s work and an artistic memoir of his life. Other recording projects with Lee
Oskar & Friends are in development.
Also, under his Dreams We Share™ label, Oskar recently produced and released
the much-anticipated album, “So Much Trouble,” featuring original songs written
and performed by David Rotundo, a well-received Canadian artist, and Lee Oskar
Harmonicas Featured Artist (Dreams We Share; October 2020). This album has
been highly acclaimed by critics and fans alike, performing consistently well on
numerous blues charts since its release.
In addition, Oskar has brilliantly produced the work of other artists playing Oskar

compositions, including Takahiro Miyazaki from Japan, who Oskar considers to be
one of the world’s greatest saxophone players
Oskar is proud to be a featured artist on globally recognized Playing for Change's
“Songs Around the World” album and the “Listen to the Music” project, in
collaboration with musicians around the world.
Through his company, Lee Oskar Harmonicas, he has created a special limited-
edition line of harmonica products exclusively available through Playing for
Change to help support artists and musical education around the world.


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July 16
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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North City Bistro
1520 NE 177th St
Shoreline, WA 98155 United States
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(206) 365-4447
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Tickets & reservations are required to attend any music events.

Bistro dining & take out for Wednesday 4-7 • Thursday 4-8:30 • Friday & Saturday:4-9:30

Wine Shop Hours: Wed-Sat— 12p-close
Open some Wednesdays at 2pm, so please call ahead

218 reviews on
Bill Ray (BillRayDrums)
Bill Ray (BillRayDrums)
November 3, 2021.
Thanks to Ray and Sharon for providing a great place for so many talented artists to do their thing. The music is always top notch, the food is incredible (Scallops w/ Risotto is my favorite), and it's always a great time.
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Hanna McElroy
Hanna McElroy
October 31, 2021.
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Monica Jones de Borges
Monica Jones de Borges
October 27, 2021.
We went to see some live music. There's a pricey cover charge but the music was really good. The food was excellent. Delicious pork loin with cream sauce. Good portion size of antipasto. Wonderful cheeses and salami. Very delicious seafood pasta. The prices were reasonable. We picked a great Italian Amorone wine off the shelf. The corkage was pretty steep, 12.00 given we had appetizers, full dinner and 20.00 cover. But the wine was fantastic and a fair price. Lots of wines from most important wine regions. The shelves are full and the prices fair. We'd definitely return. Service was very good especially given it was a full house. Small venue, quaint and enjoyable.
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Kevin Starkey
Kevin Starkey
October 24, 2021.
Close, tightly packed room, but comfortable. Soft lighting, exceptional wine selection. The wonderful, smooth vocalizations of Gail Pettis backed by her talented quartet. Hot and delicious shrimp fettacini paired with a perfect chardonnay. Fantastic. A winner all the way.
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Lee Schroth
Lee Schroth
October 8, 2021.
Great spot, love the small plate options. Outdoor seating was a great option. My favorite this time was flatbread with goat cheese, figs and balsamic glaze. Yum
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Daniel Torres
Daniel Torres
October 6, 2021.
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Lisa Weller Ashton
Lisa Weller Ashton
August 27, 2021.
They helped make our 8th wedding anniversary so special. Amazing food, excellent cocktails, and such a fun and classy wine shop. I will be coming here more often, and hopefully have time to go see some of the live music soon.
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Chris Lapins
Chris Lapins
August 8, 2021.
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Diane Howerton
Diane Howerton
August 1, 2021.
I almost hate to post as this is small and exquisite and I really don't want to share! However, everyone should have this experience; toothsome menu choices just right sized for visiting and music listening. And live music! First time out post covid and I felt like I'd been nervous system detoxed; hallelujah for establishements that are here for us all in the transition time. Thank you to the owners and the musicians!! And saftey is top notch with vaccine proof required; another thank you!
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David Johnson
David Johnson
August 1, 2021.
Delicious cuisine and great drinks. Wonderfully supportive of musicians, with a killer lineup of talent throughout the year. Highly recommend you check it out!
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