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/

Music Icon John Oates Signs Book Deal with St. Martin’s Press

April 22, 2015, Nashville, Tenn. — Legendary musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Oates, has signed with St. Martin’s Press to release a memoir in late 2016. Oates’ as-yet-untitled book will take readers on a fascinating and intimate journey across the many chapters of his storied life.

Collaborating with veteran music journalist and author, Chris Epting, Oates’ memoir will trace the singer’s life from his early days in New York City, to his fateful move to Philadelphia as a child, where he met his musical partner Daryl Hall, through the many ups and downs the duo experienced on their way to becoming two of the most celebrated and popular artists of their generation.

The book will also focus on many facets of Oates’ life of which fans are probably not aware.

As Oates describes, “Given the arc of my solo career the last several years, this seemed like the perfect time to write my memoir. I’ve become very focused on roots, Americana, blues, folk and other styles from our country’s rich musical heritage, and that’s really where I began before I met Daryl; in the Philly folk and blues scene. So now I feel it’s time to go back and tell the whole story, while also giving readers a rich taste of this music, its history, and how it still affects me to this day. Of course the story of Hall & Oates is an amazing one, and I’ve got some great tales starting with the night I met Daryl, right up until now, almost 50 years later. Thankfully, I kept some pretty detailed journals, and I’m ready to take everyone on a vivid journey across the many musical miles I’ve been so fortunate to have traveled. It should be quite a ride.”

St. Martin’s Press Executive Editor Marc Resnick also expressed his excitement about the project, “We are thrilled to publish John Oates’ incredible story of his life in music. What makes this a special book is not just his fascinating career as a member of the greatest pop duo of all time, but his personal tour of the American music scene–the artists he met and with whom he made music, but also the musicians who came before him and influenced his biggest hits.

About John Oates:
Oates is half of one of rock’s most successful duos, 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 2014, he (along with Daryl Hall) was inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and released his fifth solo album, Good Road To Follow. Another Good Road, the companion documentary, debuted on Palladia in January and is now available on CD/DVD.

About St. Martin’s Press:
Founded by Macmillan in London in 1952, St. Martin’s Press is one of the preeminent publishers in the United States. Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. US publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin’s Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints, S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt and Droemer Knaur. Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. www.macmillan.com

(Photo Credit: Greg Vorobiov)

PHOTO RELEASE: JOHN OATES, TOSHA HILL, AND VICTORIA SHAW PLAY LEGENDARY BLUEBIRD CAFÉ AS PART OF NSAI’S 23RD ANNUAL TIN PAN SOUTH

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L-R: Regions Bank Sr. VP Lisa Harless, Victoria Shaw, John Oates and Tosha Hill

MARCH 27, 2015 (Nashville, TN)John Oates, Tosha Hill, and Victoria Shaw played the legendary Bluebird Café this week, as part of NSAI’s 23rd Annual Tin Pan South (presented by Regions Bank).

Oates and Hill originally met at a songwriting session, which ultimately led to a performance of their co-written tune “You Let Me Get Away” for NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison. It was the first opportunity Oates had to meet Shaw.

“I love the discovery aspect of the festival–getting to reconnect with artists I’ve worked with in the past, while also getting to make new friends,” Oates says. Oates is currently on tour through the summer with long-time musical partner Daryl Hall, as the legendary duo Hall & Oates.

Photo credit: Caleb Hill

John Oates to appear at Tin Pan South

John Oates will be performing with Tosha Hill and Victoria Shaw at the historic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN on Wednesday, March 25th as part of the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival.

For more info: http://tinpansouth.com/2015/schedule/show/23.html

A little Tin Pan South history: 

In October 1967, forty-two songwriters got together and formed the Nashville Songwriters Association, because they knew their profession needed a voice. Today, NSAI is the largest not-for-profit member trade association for songwriters in the world.

In 1992, a handful of songwriters and the staff at NSAI produced the first Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Now in its twenty-third year, Tin Pan South embodies the spirit of the songwriting community.

Daryl Hall & John Oates on HuffPost Live

Daryl Hall & John Oates were on HuffPost Live Wednesday, February 18th to discuss the upcoming “DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES; Recorded Live From DUBLIN” Big screen one night only concert event, their career and music in general.

Special thanks to HuffPost Live for letting us post it here for you to see!

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES; Recorded Live From DUBLIN in Movie Theaters!

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Don’t miss this must-see concert on the big screen on February 19th! Captured live on July 15, 2014 in front of a sell-out crowd at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, this epic one-night event features the legendary duo performing hits from their legendary career including I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do), Maneater, Rich Girl and much more!

Plus cinema audiences will be treated to a special welcome from Daryl Hall and John Oates as well as behind-the-scenes interviews and exclusive backstage footage.

Watch the trailer: 

To find a theater near you, click HERE

John Oates to appear on Tavis Smiley’s PBS program

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John Oates will be on Tavis Smiley’s show on PBS this Friday, February 13th.  Check your local listings for times.

If you miss it when it airs, you’ll be able to catch later next week here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/

JOHN OATES VISITS SET OF ABC’S MODERN FAMILY

While on the West Coast run of his solo tour, rock legend John Oates visited the Los Angeles set of Modern Family to thank the cast and show creators for the recent episode that revolved around Hall & Oates’ #1 hit “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do).”

Oates spent the afternoon meeting cast members, including Julie Bowen, Ty Burell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Ed O’Neill. Stonestreet continued the musical love with his on-set Instagram rendition of “Maneater.”

“I love Modern Family,” Oates enthused. “Everyone was super chill, and the episode based around “I Can’t Go For That” was amazing!

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 2014, he (along with Daryl Hall) was inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and released his fifth solo album, Good Road To Follow. Another Good Road, the companion documentary, debuted on Palladia in January and is now available on CD/DVD.

Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9 pm EST/8 pm CST on ABC