John Oates began his career as a folk/blues musician in Philadelphia in the 1960’s, before turning to the “blue-eyed soul” sound that defined Hall and Oates. Arkansas finds him returning to his roots with a special focus on his hero, Mississippi John Hurt.
We talk to John Oates about his forthcoming new album Arkansas, inspired by blues legend Mississippi John Hurt. He tells us “The album is the expression of everything I’ve done up to this point.”
John Oates announces new roots album ‘Arkansas’. A project which began as a tribute to Oates’ idol, the legendary American country blues singer and guitarist Mississippi John Hurt. For the album, he is joined by a strong stellar cast of musicians who go to make up The Good Road Band.