KMG’s Jack Miele Engineers new John Oates Album

John Oates Sticks Around Post JazzFest To Work With KMG’s Jack Miele at Fudge Recording Studio


Hall and Oates, a big draw on closing day, played Jazz Fest for the first time this year. “It has been at the top of both me and Daryl’s wish list for many years and it finally came to pass,” John Oates said. “It was well worth the wait … one of my career highlights for sure. Love, love, loved it!” He loved it enough to stick around post-Fest in Fudge Recording Studio as part of his Good Road to Follow digital singles project. Lose it in Louisianawas written with Craig Wiseman and cut in Nashville, but Oates came to New Orleans to give it a different feel. “It turned into a whole other song.”

“I felt that if I came to New Orleans and played it with the local cats it would come alive in a different way, and it did.” Chad Gilmore helped organize it, and George Porter, Jr. and Shane Theriot played on the track. With Porter on bass, “That’s about as close to The Meters as I’ll ever get,” Oates said. “I’ve always wanted to record in this city, and this was the perfect song to do.” He also cut “We’ve Got a Different Kind of Groove Sometimes,” co-written with Jim Lauderdale while I visited the studio. As he travels from city to city working with his favorite writers and musicians, “It’s freeing for me and I’m very lucky to be in that position. I don’t take it for granted.” His next festival appearance is Bonnaroo, where he’ll serve as musical director for the Superjam ’70s Soul Revue, with a rhythm section of Larry Graham on bass and Joseph Modeliste on drums.

The beat, from New Orleans outward, goes on. (Read Full Article Here)

John Oates at Fudge Recording Studio in New Orleans