John Oates Records Solo Album in Nashville

John Oates, longtime member of Daryl Hall & John Oates, is awaiting the release of his second solo album, 1000 Miles of Life, featuring guest appearances by Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush, among others. Oates recorded the basic tracks in Nashville with several A-list session musicians before adding guitar tracks and vocals at a studio in Aspen, Colo. “I wanted players who knew how to frame a song, who knew how to take a lyric and enhance it,” Oates said. Others appearing on the album are guitarist Steve Cropper, Blues Traveler’s John Popper, the Blind Boys of Alabama and Bonnie and Bekka Bramlett. The album will be released on Sept. 23.