John Oates called into the XPN Morning show to chat with Kristen Kurtis about his memoir Change of Seasons, his new solo album Arkansas, the new Hall & Oates song “Philly Forget Me Not” with Train, and the 2018 HoagieNation Festival. Listen to the interview below.
It’s the gift that keeps on giving. John Oates of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers (as of tomorrow) Hall & Oates, recently recorded a Daytrotter Session released today as a small present to fans from Oates who turned 65 on April 7.
Typically, the Rock Island-based Daytrotter sessions series features musicians are up and coming artists, but Oates is an obvious exception. With over 18 albums during his duo days, he released Good Road to Follow this past March which features three EPs with collabos from Vince Gill, Hot Chelle Rae and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.
His recorded Daytrotter session features “Stone Cold Love,” “Edge of the World, ” “This Is the Life,” and “Lose It In Louisiana” off of the new release as well as a cover of John Hurt’s “Stack O Lee.”
And in case you haven’t had enough of John Oates this week, check his guest appearance with other Philly favorites The Roots on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week. Take note of his Phillies guitar.
Last June, future Rock And Roll Hall of Famer John Oates launched Good Road To Follow, a series of digital singles written collaboratively with various other musicians including Vince Gill, Hot Chelle Rae, Jim Lauderdale, and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. (Read more here.) With the upcoming release of Route 1, the first of a trilogy of EPs, Oates is giving fans the opportunity to design his album art. The winner will receive $500 and a Good Road To Follow prize pack including an autographed copy of John’s new EP. The deadline for submission is January 31st. All the details to the contest can be found here.