Oates To Release Americana-Flavored Album
March 18, 2011 at 2:32 PM (PT)
Musical icon JOHN OATES is set to release a new album inspired by MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT and others called "Mississippi Mile." The project features new material as well as songs by HURT, CURTIS MAYFEILD, ALLEN FRASIER, HALL & OATES and others.
Musicians who contributed include BEKKA BRAMLETT, SAM BUSH, JERRY DOUGLAS and co-producer MIKE HENDERSON.
"This album is about honoring the tradition of the song itself," OATES said. "I wanted to go back to the songs that really shaped me when I was growing up. I wouldn’t be the musician that I am today without these songs. It’s a stripped-down effort to showcase what the song was before it ever made it on the record and became a hit."