JOHN OATES Releases His New Album Reunion

Article Contributed by Facci PR | Published on Friday, May 17, 2024

John Oates (co-creator of the iconic pop-rock duo Hall & Oates) is thrilled to release new album Reunion that is out now on all platforms.

In support of his new music Oates will be touring throughout the rest of the year and all next year. See tour dates below. More to be announced.

About John Oates

Although many people around the world know him as the co-creator of the pop group Hall & Oates, this versatile artist’s musical roots run deep. As a young child in the early 1950s John’s life and influences parallel the evolution of American rock and roll. Playing and singing from the age of five he was born into a life of music. “I am old enough to remember music before the birth of rock and roll so when it hit, I was aware that something new and groundbreaking had happened”. Chuck Berry, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers and Elvis laid the foundation and the regional sounds crackling out of the AM radio from labels like Stax Volt/ Specialty / Sun / Chess were Oates’ sonic pallet from which to draw inspiration.

In the early 1960s, when the folk revival swept the college campuses, John emersed himself in songs he heard from all the newly rediscovered artists many of whom traced their careers back to the 1920s and 30s at the beginning of phonograph recordings. Living in Philadelphia at that time John haunted the coffee houses and festivals to hear folks like Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and spent many a Saturday night at the fabled Uptown Theater to experience R&B greats like Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, the Temptations, Curtis Mayfield and James Brown. It was from these early influences that John Oates became the musician he is today. A keeper of the flame, an Americana amalgamation of all that he heard and all that has come before him.

Working and moving to Nashville in the early 2000s John was embraced by the burgeoning Americana music community and surrounded by kindred spirits and with their help he began to tap back into his earliest musical DNA to establish and re define himself. The results of which have been seven solo albums, multiple singles, and many classic collaborations. Now this body of work has manifested itself in his most recent and perhaps his most focused project…a collection of songs and an album called: REUNION. The sound and style are a uniquely personal and pays homage to his earliest influences but looks forward with the maturity and perspective of who he is today.

Supported by an all-star line up of musical friends and guests like Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bella Fleck, and Sierra Hull as well as a cast of some of Music City’s finest players like Guthrie Trapp, Tom Bukovac, Russ Pahl, Paul Franklin, Steve Mackey, Marc Rogers, David Kalmusky, Greg Morrow, Josh Day and Nathaniel Smith…REUNION tells a tale of love, loss, and personal rediscovery framed in a sonic palate of lush acoustic production.

Tour Dates
May 22 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
June 7-8 – Cedaredge, CO – Grand Mesa Songwriter Festival
June 10 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
June 25 – Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall
June 26 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre + Ballroom
June 27 – Rochester, NY – Rochester International Jazz Festival
August 15 – Cape May, NJ – Cape May Convention Hall
August 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 22 – Newton, NJ – The New town Theater
August 24 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot
August 25 – Nantucket, MA – Dreamland
September 21 – Nashville, TN – Americana Fest