John Oates with The Good Road Band
John Oates is one half of Hall & Oates, the best-selling duo of all time, as well as an accomplished solo artist. His latest release, a live EP, is out this fall.
The current tour features The Good Road Band, a band of Oates’ friends and fellow musicians that he’s assembled for these intimate performances of music from his recent album Arkansas. Oates calls Arkansas, “Dixieland, dipped in bluegrass, and salted with Delta blues.”
Singing from the time he could talk and playing the guitar since the age of five, John Oates was destined to be a musician. Soaking up the sounds of the 60s, John was influenced by the nascent folk scene, bluegrass, delta blues, and ragtime guitar styles, and immersed himself in R&B legends such as Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Curtis Mayfield, and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
John Oates met Daryl Hall while attending Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. The two began collaborating and playing music together in the 1970’s, marking the beginning of a historic partnership. They have gone on to record 21 albums, which have sold over 80 million units, making them the most successful duo in rock history. They have scored 10 number one records, over 20 Top 40 hits, and have toured the world for decades. Their involvement in the original “Live Aid” concert and the groundbreaking “We Are The World” charity recording have further established them as legendary artists, who have personally and through their music, stood the test of time.
Since embarking on a long awaited solo career in 1999, John has recorded five solo albums: Phunk Shui, 100 Miles of Life, Mississippi Mile, a live album called The Bluesville Sessions, and Good Road To Follow, (which featured collaborations with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Vince Gill, Nathan Chapman, Jim Lauderdale, and Jerry Douglas).
In January 2015 John released Another Good Road (Warner/Elektra), a DVD docu-concert that premiered on Palladia Music Channel. Recorded live in a Nashville studio in one session, the video featured some of Music City’s finest musicians and singers as well as rare, seldom seen footage of John’s family ranch in Colorado; a glimpse into his world behind the music.
Special Guest Joe D’Urso Will Open the Show
Joe D’Urso, Americana/Jersey Shore/Rock & Roll songwriter, released his 14th CDJersey Diner in January 2018. The CD features 11 D’Urso originals as well as songs written by some of the greatest songwriters (Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Harry Chapin) of the modern era.