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John Oates, 'Good Road to Follow'
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John Oates, 'Good Road to Follow'

A recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with his longtime soul brother Daryl Hall, Oates has always set aside time for solo projects. His latest, Good Road to Follow, was recorded primarily in Nashville and features some of the Pennsylvania native's best bits of songwriting. While certainly not a tried-and-true country album (whatever that may be these days), the record features some of Music City's best players, including Dobro master Jerry Douglas and the inimitable Vince Gill, who provides guitar and sings on "Don't Cross Me Wrong." The way Oates incorporates his special guests' talents, from Gill's harmonies to Hot Chelle Rae's pop spunk, into his own soul-blues-country compositions makes his Good Road one worth getting lost on.