john_oates_2013John Oates was spotted along Biltmore Avenue near Posana Cafe last week, according to my colleague and loyal reader Carol Motsinger. Oates, sporting long hair and no mustache, was spotted Thursday.

No word on what Oates was doing in town.

Oates is still making music. Here’s his latest project:

John Oates’ latest project is a collection of original songs that will be released once a month in a series of digital singles. The styles of the tracks cross many musical genres and each has a unique story. All of the songs are written or co-written by Oates with exciting collaborations with top artists and producers including: Vince Gill, Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic), Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), Hot Chelle Rae, Tommy Simms (Eric Clapton), Bleu McAuley, Mike Henderson (Steel Drivers), Tom Bukovac, Teddy Morgan (Kevin Costner) Pete Huttlinger and Tim Lauer. He was also able to work with Nashville songwriting legends like Pat Alger, Craig Wiseman and Jim Lauderdale.
Why a series of singles? “At this point it seems that the album, as a medium, is quickly becoming a thing of the past,” Oates explains. “Don’t get me wrong, I love listening to an album’s worth of music, but the digital world has given people the freedom to download and create their own personal playlists.” He is encouraged that the music business has come full circle and returned to being driven by singles but in a modern way.



  1. Okay, look like Carrot-top with jet-black hair. Or you could just get rid of a little gray, or shave your head. Either way, congrats on a fine career and your contributions to America’s songbook.

  2. Just For Men-Eater – Grey hair? No can do!

  3. Ditch the hair and eyebrow color, it’s okay to be old if you look your age!

    • When you co-write classics like I Can’t Go For That and Maneater, you get to color your hair whatever color you want.

  4. Jennifer S. says:

    Also, Hall & Oates 4-ever

  5. Jennifer S. says:

    Yes, it was him. He was at Echo Mountain. You could ask Jessica Tomasin for details.

  6. LOVE!

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