Grandpa Elliot – In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Grandpa Elliott, A New Orleans Music Legend

With great sadness, we mourn the passing of legendary New Orleans musician, Grandpa Elliott, who played his heart out on the streets of the French Quarter for more than 60 years. This gentle man generously shared his songs, smiles and boundless love of music with so many people throughout his lifetime.

Grandpa Elliott was very special to Lee Oskar and the Lee Oskar Harmonicas family. We were thrilled to honor him and his legacy with a Limited Edition Lee Oskar Harmonica in 2019, in collaboration with Playing for Change. We were delighted to donate 100% of the proceeds of the sales of these special harmonicas to help Grandpa Elliott.

Check out this sweet video of Lee and Mermans Mosengo traveling to New Orleans to present Grandpa with his own Grandpa Elliott Limited Edition Lee Oskar Harmonica!

Grandpa Elliott will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace and his legacy continue to carry out the love he had for music and live performances!

Author: dantos

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