John Oates Joins Miguel and Win Butler for Live Superstar Mashup “PoWow!” at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival

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OTHER PERFORMERS INCLUDE KAMASI WASHINGTON, THE METERS’ GEORGE PORTER, JR. & ZIGABOO MODELISTE, AND THE PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND HORN SECTION 

 

February, 3, 2016, NASHVILLE, TNOkeechobee Music & Arts Festival will make musical history with “PoWoW! A Live Superstar Mashup,” a once-in-a-lifetime collaborative concert that will, for the first time ever, unite acclaimed GRAMMY Award-winning superstar vocalist Miguel with visionary frontman Win Butler of GRAMMY Award-winning Arcade Fire. Together they will lead a genre-busting band of master musicians that include the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist/singer/producer/songwriter John Oates (of Hall & Oates), Kamasi Washington, George Porter, Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Chris Karns, and Eric Krasno & Neal Evans. 

Oates notes, “I am really honored and stoked to be the musical director for the first PoWow at Okeechobee; the 2013 Superjam at Bonnaroo was one of my favorite experiences as a musican and this PoWow is going to take it to another level. Looking forward to working with Paul Peck again and can’t wait to collaborate with Miguel, Win Butler, and all the other incredible players and performers to see what we’ll come up with, it’s going to be a one time only crazy groove experience.”  

”PoWow! A Live Superstar Mashup” has set the stage for an historic moment for artists and audience alike. Miguel and Win Butler will share the spotlight as co-creative directors, while John Oates will serve as the music director of this virtuoso group. Longtime Bonnaroo SuperJam director Paul Peck will produce the show. Peck and Oates also worked together on the legendary Bonnaroo 2013 Rock & Soul Dance Party SuperJam that paired the Hall & Oates vocalist with Jim James (My Morning Jacket), and Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), and also included Zigaboo Modeliste and Preservation Hall. 

Major special guests – both announced and unannounced – will take the stage for PoWow at Okeechobee, guaranteeing an unforgettable evening of surprises, invention and excitement. 

 

OKEECHOBEE PoWoW! lineup below:

Miguel & Win Butler (Arcade Fire)
John Oates (Hall & Oates)
George Porter, Jr. & Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters) Kamasi Washington
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Eric Krasno (Soulive)
Chris Karns
Plus Very Special Guests

For additional information, please visit okeechobeefest.com, facebook.com/okeechobeefest, twitter.com/okeechobeefest, and instagram.com/okeechobeefest.

 

ABOUT JOHN OATES

John Oates is one half of one of rock’s most successful duos of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. He has sold over 80 million albums, is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and a BMI Icon. In addition to his continuing touring with Daryl Hall, John completed a world solo tour with J.O.B. (John Oates Band) and has been producing and writing with some of the most well known artists in the pop, R&B and Americana genres. In 2014 he was inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, along with Daryl Hall, and released his fifth solo album Good Road To Follow. In January 2015, high definition music channel Palladia debuted his TV special Another Good Road, which was also released as a DVD with live CD. He is currently working on a memoir with St. Martin’s press and developing a new TV show Good Road To Follow spotlighting American Roots music. 

 

ABOUT OKEECHOBEE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Recently named by the New York Times as one of the places “Where Music Lovers Should Go In 2016,” Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival boasts an extraordinary multi-genre bill, with more than 110 artists, bands, and DJs from around the globe performing across five signature stages. Headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, and Skrillex, alongside a stunning line-up that also features Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Bassnectar, Odesza, The Avett Brothers, Future, Fetty Wap, Big Grams (Big Boi & Phantogram), Jason Isbell, Mac Miller, Ween and many more. For complete details and further updates, please see okeechobeefest.com

OKEECHOBEE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL UNVEILS FIRST-EVER “PoWoW!

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PoWow! WITH MIGUEL & WIN BUTLER (ARCADE FIRE) AN UNPRECEDENTED COLLABORATIVE CONCERT

STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP ALSO INCLUDES JOHN OATES, KAMASI WASHINGTON, THE METERS’ GEORGE PORTER, JR. & ZIGABOO MODELISTE, AND THE PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND HORN SECTION

MAJOR SPECIAL GUESTS AND SURPRISES

FESTIVAL LINEUP ALSO INCLUDES MUMFORD & SONS, KENDRICK LAMAR, SKRILLEX, BASSNECTAR, ROBERT PLANT OF LED ZEPPELIN, HALL & OATES AND MORE

OKEECHOBEE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2016 TO TAKE PLACE IN FLORIDA MARCH 3-6

4-DAY OMG PASSES AND EXCLUSIVE VIP PACKAGES STILL AVAILABLE

(Okeechobee, FL) Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will make musical history with “PoWoW! A Live Superstar Mashup,” a once-in-a-lifetime collaborative concert that will, for the first time ever, unite acclaimed GRAMMY Award-winning superstar vocalist Miguel with visionary frontman Win Butler of GRAMMY Award-winning Arcade Fire. Together they will lead a genre-busting band of master musicians that include the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist/singer/producer/songwriter John Oates (of Hall & Oates), budding superstar Kamasi Washington, legendary pioneers of funk The Meters’ George Porter, Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, world champion DJ and scratchmaster Chris Karns and Eric Krasno & Neal Evans of Soulive. Major special guests – both announced and unannounced – will take the stage, guaranteeing an unforgettable evening of surprises, invention and excitement.

”PoWow! A Live Superstar Mashup” has set the stage for an historic moment for artists and audience alike. Miguel and Win Butler will share the spotlight as co-creative directors, while John Oates will serve as the music director of this virtuoso group. Longtime Bonnaroo SuperJam director Paul Peck will produce the show. Peck and Oates also worked together on the legendary Bonnaroo 2013 Rock & Soul Dance Party SuperJam that paired the Hall & Oates vocalist with Jim James (My Morning Jacket), and Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), and also included Zigaboo Modeliste and Preservation Hall. Florida’s biggest ever camping festival, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival happens March 3–6 just outside Florida’s magnificent Lake Okeechobee.

“The most exciting live mashups pair unexpected talents and take them deep into the unknown, and outside of their comfort zone. That’s where real magic will happen and that’s what we live for,” says PoWow! Producer Peck. “This is a group of artists, each at the pinnacle of their respective genres, but this performance will obliterate genre barriers and create an epic dance party under the stars at Okeechobee 2016.” And Peck adds, “I love surprises, so you can be sure we’ve got a few major tricks up our sleeve.”

Recently named by the New York Times as one of the places “Where Music Lovers Should Go In 2016,Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival boasts an extraordinary multi-genre bill, with more than 110 artists, bands, and DJs from around the globe performing across five signature stages. Headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, and Skrillex, alongside a stunning line-up that also features Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Darryl Hall & John Oates, Bassnectar, Odesza, The Avett Brothers, Future, Fetty Wap, Big Grams (Big Boi & Phantogram), Jason Isbell, Mac Miller, Ween and many more. For complete details and further updates, please see okeechobeefest.com.

4 Day OMG Passes for OMF are available now for $269.50 (plus fees), and 3 Day asses are available for $249.50 (plus fees). A number of VIP Packages are also on sale. For complete ticketing information, please visit okeechobeefest.com/tickets.
Centrally located at Florida’s Sunshine Grove (12517 NE 91 St Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972) on over 800 acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will offer a matchless tropical topography for fans from around the world to explore and celebrate. Festival attractions will include all night music, wooded VIP camping areas, and an assortment of spectacular immersive art installations. Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will also feature a wide array of local food and crafts as well as yoga, meditation, and holistic workshops instructed by world renowned body workers.

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is presented by Soundslinger, LLC, an independent company founded by former co-owner of Sunshine Productions Steve Sybesma, former Superfly director of development and production Paul Peck, and a team of all-star concert promoters and producers with credits spanning countless festivals and shows around the globe.

OKEECHOBEE PoWoW! lineup below:

Miguel & Win Butler (Arcade Fire)

John Oates (Hall & Oates)

George Porter, Jr. & Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters)

Kamasi Washington

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Eric Krasno (Soulive)

Chris Karns

Plus Very Special Guests

For additional information, please visit okeechobeefest.com, facebook.com/okeechobeefest, twitter.com/okeechobeefest, and instagram.com/okeechobeefest.

In his own words, John Oates on racing, NASCAR

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John Oates, part of legendary musical duo Hall & Oates, grew up racing and watching NASCAR. He still follows closely to this day.

To read his first-person account of his life behind the wheel, and his fandom- click HERE

Another Good Road makes the Something Else Reviews Best of 2015 list!

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Another Good Road by John Oates made Nick DeRiso‘s Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live) list- coming in at NUMBER ONE!

Read more at:  Something Else Reviews

John Oates to appear at concert to benefit the Pujols Family Foundation

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It’s the off-season for Major League Baseball, and Nashville’s Pujols Family Foundation is taking the stage with The Sam Bush Band! GRAMMY ® Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush and his band will be joined by friends Jeff Black, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and John Oates and other special guests for Onstage in the Off-Season. The Pujols Family Foundation, which benefits individuals with Down syndrome, was founded by three-time MVP; nine-time MLB All-Star; and Roberto Clemente Award recipient Albert Pujols. Albert Pujols (Los Angeles Angels) will highlight the work being done by the Pujols Family Foundation both in Nashville, and on a global spectrum.

PERFORMERS:
Sam Bush Band
Jeff Black
Rodney Crowell
Emmylou Harris
Alison Krauss
John Oates
Albert Pujols
For more info and to buy tickets: http://bit.ly/1hDwPPO

Benefit Concert featuring John Oates for Canine Companions for Independence

 

A Benefit concert featuring John Oates w/ Special guest Mutlu. A benefit for the Canine Companions for Independence at The Bluestone in Columbus, OH. August 7th.

Tickets available here: http://bitly.com/OatesCCIBenefit

Crafts for Canine Companions
Canine Companions for Independence
Friday, August 7, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Columbus, OH

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John Oates to Present at the American Eagle Awards During NAMM Convention on Saturday, July 11

July 1, 2015John Oates will appear at The National Music Council’s 32nd Annual American Eagle Awards in Nashville, TN July 11 during the NAMM Convention. This marks the first time the awards have been held in Music City.

Oates will present to honoree Jim Lauderdale, both a frequent musical collaborator and personal friend. Other honorees include Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride, manager Jim Halsey, and producer/director Sherman Halsey for their long-term contribution to America’s musical culture and heritage.

A special award will also be presented to the Nashville Mayor’s Office, Metro Nashville Public Schools, the CMA, and the Country Music Foundation recognizing the Music Makes Us arts education initiative.

Tickets to the noon awards presentation are free with a $10 NAMM day pass for July 11, and will be available on site at the Nashville Music City Center. The VIP luncheon that follows is also a ticketed event but is open to the public, and proceeds from that will benefit the Council’s Music Education and Creator’s Rights Advocacy Programs.

For more information visit www.musiccouncil.org.

John Oates’ Another Good Road makes Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015

 

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Nick DeRiso of Something Else! Reviews just released his Mid-Year Best of 2015 list.  And not only is John OatesAnother Good Road in his top ten, it tops the list!

See the entire list here:  Mid-Year Best of 2015

John Oates Creates New Travel/Roots Music TV Program

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Nashville, Tenn. June 2, 2015…Legendary musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates has developed a new travel/roots music television program called “Good Road To Follow.”  Adapting the title from a recent solo album release, Oates’ concept is to explore America’s back roads in search of unique characters, towns, local food and most importantly, American roots music.

When John Oates first teamed up with Daryl Hall to form the renowned pop music duo Hall & Oates, they traveled from gig to gig along America’s back roads in a 1968 Pontiac GTO, that they bought from John’s father. In his new show, John hits the road once again, only this time, America is coming along for the ride.

“Two things that have really defined my life over the years are the road and roots music,” said Oates.  “So this is my chance to combine those two forces into a show that will allow viewers to come along with me on a unique journey.”

John is the guide along these hidden and often forgotten roads, uncovering parts of the country rarely, if ever seen on national television. John will also uncover music never heard outside of the isolated hollows and back roads of America. What we’ve come to identify as American roots music, which has become the basis for nearly every American music genre heard today. At the end of each episode, John will team up with the originators of that music to arrange and then play those songs. The songs will be recorded and available for download at the end of each show. And hey, you never know who may want to come along for the ride.

Oates developed the show in conjunction with producers Vincent DeSalvo and Chris Epting for DCi Communications.

For more information and to view the demo of “Good Road To Follow” visit: 

www.dcicommunications.tv/unscripted_television.php

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(Photos by Chris Epting)

John Oates, Chris Stapleton, Johnnyswim Top Lineup For Rendezvous Music Festival In Colorado

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JOHN OATES, CHRIS STAPLETON, JOHNNYSWIM, DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS, HOLLY WILLIAMS, DAVE BARNES, KYLIE RAE HARRIS and IVORY LAYNE are the first acts announced for the RENDEZVOUS MUSIC FESTIVAL, set for scenic BEAVER CREEK, CO, in the ROCKIES, SEPTEMBER 11th and 12th.

Blending music, food and wine and entertainment, the RENDEZVOUS MUSIC FESTIVAL takes place in the heart of the ROCKIES and features outdoor stages, the VILAR PERFORMING ARTS CENTER and a selection of intimate house concerts, set to the backdrop of its breathtaking views.

Read more HERE

And here’s a link to the Festival’s website: http://rendezvousbc.com/