Songs like “Rich Girl,” “Private Eyes,” and “Maneater” were in constant rotation on the radio and MTV. In 2014 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2016 received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
But Oates has more to offer. He’s a singer-songwriter who grew up on American roots music and has released seven solo albums to date. His guitar playing is heavily influenced by the likes of Chuck Berry, Mississippi John Hurt and Muddy Waters, a side of himself he’s putting on display with a run of shows in the northeast.