Good Road to Follow

Good Road to Follow

by John Oates
     
 

John Oates spent several years of the 2010s digging deep into his roots, recording albums that either hearkened back to his folkie beginnings (1000 Miles of Life) or his R&B roots (Mississippi Mile). He takes a different tack on 2014's Good Road to Follow, an ambitious collection of five-song EPs. Purportedly,See more details below

Overview

John Oates spent several years of the 2010s digging deep into his roots, recording albums that either hearkened back to his folkie beginnings (1000 Miles of Life) or his R&B roots (Mississippi Mile). He takes a different tack on 2014's Good Road to Follow, an ambitious collection of five-song EPs. Purportedly, each of the EPs has its own stylistic theme, but the lines between the three blur easily with the one exception being the first disc, which opens with "Stone Cold Love," a song written and produced by OneRepublic hitmaker Ryan Tedder. Clearly, this is the modern pop EP -- a suspicion underscored by the concluding "High Maintenance," recorded with upcomers Hot Chelle Rae -- but only "Stone Cold Love," with its assaultive digital beats, compressed guitars, and chant-along-stomp feels radio-ready. As soon as it concludes, Oates slips into a smooth groove with the assistance of Americana guitarist Jerry Douglas, and this is a mood he revisits often on Good Road to Follow. All three discs contain their fair share of laid-back, easy-rolling soul grooves -- sometimes assisted by guests like Bekka Bramlett and Wendy Moten, often delivered solo -- which is a nice backdrop for the grittier or bluesier songs, such as the Vince Gill duet "Don't Cross Me Wrong," "Edge of the World," or "Lost in Louisiana." The consistency calls the decision to divide this album into three EPs into question, but this is a satisfying collection of songs, showcasing a John Oates who is growing stronger on his own.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2014
Label:
Phunk Shui
UPC:
0093624938958
catalogNumber:
541746
Rank:
54447

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Stone Cold Love  - John Oates
  2. The Head That Wears the Crown  - John Oates
  3. Pushing a Rock Uphill  - John Oates
  4. Believe In Me  - John Oates
  5. High Maintenance  -  Hot Chelle Rae

Disc 2

  1. Close  - John Oates
  2. Stand Strong  - John Oates
  3. Lose It In Louisiana  - John Oates
  4. Save Me  - John Oates
  5. Six Men  - John Oates

Disc 3

  1. Don't Cross Me Wrong  - John Oates
  2. Bad Bad Love  - John Oates
  3. Edge of the World  - John Oates
  4. Bad Luck and Trouble  - John Oates
  5. Different Kind of Groove Sometime  - John Oates

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Oates   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Sitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jerry Douglas   Lap Steel Guitar
Roddie Romero   Accordion
David Torkanowsky   Keyboards
Mike Henderson   Guitar
Bekka Bramlett   Vocals,Background Vocals
Luke Bulla   Fiddle
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Dan Dugmore   Lap Steel Guitar
Vince Gill   Guitar,Vocals
Jim Hoke   Flute,Horn
Colin Linden   Slide Guitar
Chris McHugh   Percussion,Drums
Kevin McKendree   Keyboards
Greg Morrow   Drums
Wendy Moten   Vocals,Background Vocals
George Porter   Bass
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Tommy Sims   Bass,Guitar
Shane Theriot   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Willie Weeks   Bass
Teddy Morgan   Banjo,Electric Guitar
Ian Keaggy   Bass
Beau Thomas   Fiddle
Vinnie Ciesielski   Horn
Tim Lauer   Keyboards
Angela Primm   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Latham   Percussion
Tom Bukovac   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Nir Z.   Drums
Tony Lucido   Bass
Ryan Tedder   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Chad Gilmore   Percussion,Drums
Steve Mackey   Bass
Nathan Chapman   Electric Guitar
Jimmy Wallace   Hammond B3
Jon Coleman   Organ
Danny Rader   Bazouki,Guitar (Resonator)
Gareth Dunlop   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Ryan K. Follese   Vocals
Jamie Follese   Drums
Nash Overstreet   Guitar,Vocals
Josh Morant   Drums
Gale Mayes   Vocals,Background Vocals
Fred Elteringham   Drums
Javier Sollis   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Jerry Douglas   Composer,Producer
Jim Lauderdale   Composer
Mike Henderson   Composer,Producer
Vince Gill   Composer
Kevin Griffin   Composer
Justin Niebank   Engineer
John Oates   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Tommy Sims   Composer,Producer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Teddy Morgan   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Drew Bollman   Engineer
Ian Keaggy   Composer
Tim Lauer   Producer,Engineer
Chris Latham   Engineer
James Waddell   Engineer
Tom Bukovac   Producer
Greg Bieck   Engineer,Additional Production
Ryan Tedder   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Chad Gilmore   Producer
Jack Miele   Engineer
Nathan Chapman   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
David Kalmusky   Producer,Engineer
Hot Chelle Rae   Producer
Hank Williams   Mastering
Gareth Dunlop   Composer
Ryan K. Follese   Composer
Nash Overstreet   Composer,Programming,Engineer

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