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John Oates in Hollywood


John Oates at Amoeba Hollywood
By Russ Allsup

I went to Amoeba Records in Hollywood to scour for treasures in the dollar bins like I usually do when a poster on the wall caught my sight- “John Oates from Hall and Oates- Free show at Amoeba on Feb. 5th, 2015”!

The price was right and I always try to catch the free shows at Amoeba because it’s a small setting and you can usually meet the artists after the show. So the next day I hightailed it to Hollywood and found a spot about five rows of records back from the stage. Then he came out to promote his new DVD / CD set, ‘Another Good Road’, by
performing some of his solo songs and also some material from Hall and Oates.

He played the show solo acoustic to an intimate audience of about 50 fans. Loved the solo material- his songs have a vibe of laid back swing. The songs are much more intimate than most of Hall and Oates hits, which made very obvious his strengths as a composer, singer, and guitar player.

After his set I talked to him for a minute and gave him a cd of my band, DAM. Even scored a couple of his guitar picks to top it all off. If you get a chance go see John Oates- you’ll be glad you did.

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