John Oates on “Reunion”

“It was inspired by my dad, who’s 100, and he said he was going to be having a reunion with my mom, who passed away.”

Welcome John Oates:

We’re joined on the Starline by a guitarist, musician, songwriter, producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. The last time he was here we discussed “An Evening of Songs and Stories with John Oates featuring Guthrie Trapp”. His latest album is “Reunion”. We welcome back the legendary John Oates.

John, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You wanted to write about the most essential part of our soul and our spirit. How has your thoughts changed and evolved about the word reunion?

I’ve talked with your co-writer A.J. Croce. Did his dad influence you in any way and how did writing with A.J. help you with “Reunion”?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. How do playing to sold out shows make you feel as a musician?

2. First guitar you bought and do you still own it?

3. Best things about Tanner?

4. Would you rather go fishing or golfing?

5. Best thing about your wife Aimee?

6. Who was the last person who gave you good news?

7. How has your dreams changed from when you started in music to today?

8. When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you drink?

A Question from a Previous Guest:

I talked with author Chris Epting recently and he wanted to know the following:

Why should people listen to listen to “Reunion”?

One Big Question:

How has music soothed your soul and helped you find peace?

The Wrap:

He still has his 1st Sears and Roebuck guitar, he would like to say his lawyer gave him the last piece of good news, but that isn’t true. John, when can people pick up “Reunion”?

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Mini.

Check out the last time John Oates visited Beyond the Mic here.

Listen to John Oates play Reunion:

Visit his website here.

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