John Oates Set To Release 'Good Road To Follow'
March 4, 2014 at 10:36 AM (PT)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee JOHN OATES will release his latest solo project GOOD ROAD TO FOLLOW on MARCH 18th. What started as a yearlong series of digital singles has turned into a three-disc set of genre-specific EPs aptly named Route 1, Route 2 and Route 3.
OATES collaborated with a broad variety of music makers on the cross-genre musical trip, ranging from songwriter-producer-rocker RYAN TEDDER of ONEREPUBLIC, to pop band HOT CHELLE RAE to Country music icon VINCE GILL, to Americana legends JERRY DOUGLAS and JIM LAUDERDALE.
The lead single “Stone Cold Love” was written, performed and produced with TEDDER at his studio in DENVER.
"This project has been a labor of love," said OATES. "Almost every song was recorded with a different producer and a different co-writer, so I got to step into the worlds of so many creative and inspiring people. Some of whom I have worked with in the past and some folks that I’d never met. I reached out to the songwriters, musicians and producers that I respect and asked them if they would work with me on one individual song. Each song became an intense and focused creative experience ... it was a pure collaboration from beginning to end.”
In addition to releasing a new album, OATES will be inducted with DARYL HALL into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in APRIL and will be touring throughout 2014.