J. Oscar Bittinger
Songwriter and guitarist J. Oscar Bittinger was one of my first musical contacts in Grand Rapids. He and his ex-wife, Lauren (who also is a musician) have been friends of ours ever since. Even so, it took a few years before we had an opportunity to join forces on several music projects.
One such opportunity was a special winter-themed show that J. Oscar organized at a local restaurant. The program involved a number of local artists, but J. Oscar led things off with several of his own compositions. Lauren contributed vocal harmonies as well as flute and accordion accompaniment.
We had such a good time that after the show, we made a quick recording of the tunes at my studio. You can check out one of those tunes, Breaking the Ice, by clicking on the link below. So enjoy, even if it isn't snowing outside!