John Oates Debuts Another Good Road TV Special on Palladia
on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9 PM
DVD Release – January 20, 2015
December 2, 2014, Nashville, TN… John Oates live, up close, and without a net, Another Good Road, will debut as a TV special on high-definition music channel Palladia, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9 PM, and will be released as a DVD with bonus, live CD (PS Records /Warner Elektra) on January 20, 2015. Born from Oates’ dedication to American roots music, the captivating special traces the various roads he’s followed in his life, both literally and figuratively.
Led by director Sean Hagwell, the docu-concert transports the viewer into the singer/songwriter’s private universe – exploring his two worlds in Woody Creek, Colorado and Music City. Shot live with no retakes or pick ups in a funky Nashville recording studio, Oates and the band’s chemistry is entrancing from the outset, presenting a clinic in both the mystery and mastery of classic American musical forms. This is real music, made by real musicians, in real time.
Oates remarks, “This video is a real as it gets-one take on each song and no post production fixes or overdubs-just an amazing band and singers with the intensity and energy of playing these songs for the first time. We had one day, one chance to make magic together, and the results are Another Good Road.”
Backed by A-list Nashville players, the band includes Shane Theriot on guitar, Steve Mackey on bass, Russ Pahl on pedal steel, Wendy Moten and Bekka Bramlett on background vocals, Kevin McKendree on keyboards and Johnny Richardson on Drums. “I’ve had the honor and pleasure of performing and recording with all of the players on the video over the past few years,” Oates shared. “I trust their instincts, respect their musicianship and count on them as friends and professionals.”
Oates shines alternating between acoustic and electric guitars, his early influences of Doc Watson and Mississippi John Hurt clearly apparent. His expressive voice still delivers the soulfulness that made him a household name, yet it’s now tinged with a sweetly honeyed patina that, with lilting and emotional precision, continually evokes the late soul legend, Curtis Mayfield.
Oates is not just embracing the music that inspired him, but also nurturing it, developing it, and honing it with a modern and relevant edge. Another Good Road is the next stop on a musical journey John Oates started more than 50 years ago; a compelling sonic and visual marker along his ever-expanding highway.
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 just 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.
Palladia, Viacom Media Networks’ high-definition music channel, launched in January 2006 and features original music-based programming for a variety of music genres, including hip hop, rock, country, pop, contemporary, classic rock, alternative rock, soul and more, as well as HDTV acquisitions and original content from Viacom Music Group’s MTV, VH1, and CMT family of services. The channel has grown to 37.5 million households and is available on major U.S. carriers including Comcast, Cox, Verizon FiOS, Time Warner, Dish, DIRECTV, Charter, AT&T u-Verse, Cablevision and Insight. For more information on Palladia, visit Palladia.tv, the Palladia Facebook page and @Palladia on Twitter.
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