John Oates: Past, Present, Future, Live!


Hear John Oates play “My Creole Belle” and “Spike Driver Blues” by Mississippi John Hurt, “Had I Known You Better Then” by @Daryl Hall & John Oates , and “Please Send Me Someone to Love” by Percy Mayfield.

Past, Present, Future, Live! kicks off Season 2 with an interview and performance by special guest John Oates. John is best known for his legendary career with Daryl Hall & John Oates in the 70s and 80s, and the variety of solo records he’s made since then complete one of the most successful music careers of our time. Oates’ brand new album “Live in Nashville” is a road trip through his earliest influences in blues and roots music that he’s tapped into since moving to Music City and forming The Good Road Band.

In the interview John describes the influence that Philadelphia music and radio had on him growing up, and how that led to him and Daryl first plugging in together. John also explains how he left music behind and moved to Colorado to start a new chapter, and what led him to Nashville to form a new band and breathe new life into some of America’s oldest classics.

Listen to the full interview: