MAGNET Television: Q&A With John Oates

Even though he hasn’t lived in MAGNET’s hometown since the ’70s and was actually born in New York City, John Oates will forever—in our minds at least—be a Philly boy. The City Of Brotherly Love is kinda like the mob: Just when you think you’re out, we pull you back in. So even though Oates—half of the biggest-selling musical duo of all-time (with fellow Philly boy Daryl Hall, of course)—now lives in Nashville, we feel a sense of local pride every time he releases an album. His latest is Live In Nashville (Thirty Tigers), recorded with his Good Road Band, whose members have played with the likes of Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) and Kacey Musgraves. This hour-long, country/blues/gospel-inspired set was recorded at the Station Inn in January and showcases Oates’ ability to impress outside of the pop/soul realm that made him a Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer. But we would expect nothing less from this forever Philly favorite who can’t stop the music.