John Oates of Hall & Oates fame is heading out on a seven-date acoustic run next week. Oates and collaborator Guthrie Trapp will play a string of East Coast shows taking in stops in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, and Rhode Island.
Oates spoke about his acoustic American-styled solo gigs, telling McCall.com: “This show gives me an opportunity to show a side of myself that I don’t think a lot of people really know. Everyone knows me from Hall & Oates, the MTV videos, and big hits, and that’s great. But I had a whole musical life before I met Daryl Hall, and this is my sweet spot.
He went on to say, “This is the kind of music that I was making as a kid. it’s very deeply ingrained in my musical DNA, and these types of shows give me a chance to showcase that side of my music career.”