Take Note: John Oates’s 30,000-Foot Playlist

By Erin Lentz


John Oates of Hall & Oates—the number-one selling duo in music history—has made Nashville home while embarking on a lauded solo career. As a traveling musician, he spends ample time at 30,000 feet in route to various global stages. The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee is currently touring Europe with Hall & Oates. On the heels of his latest solo album, Arkansas, inspired by the music and legacy of Mississippi legend John Hurt, we caught up with him prior to his England shows. Herewith, Oates reveals his ultimate in-flight playlist—inspiration for your next trip’s soundtrack.


Working In The Coalmine Lee Dorsey

Day Dreaming Aretha Franklin

Arkansas John Oates and the Good Road Band

Deep River Blues Doc Watson

Keep On Pushing Curtis Mayfield

The Unfaithful Servant The Band

Blue Joni Mitchell

Same Ol’ River Sam Bush

King of Broken Hearts Jim Lauderdale


Tune in to John Oates’s 30,000-Foot Playlist via YouTube. Enjoy!

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