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John Oates Follows Good Road to Nashville

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John Oates will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during ceremonies Thursday night (April 10) in Brooklyn, N.Y., but it was noon on April 2 when I was set to meet him at a Nashville coffee shop.

Am I nervous? Are you kidding me? I’m shaking in my knock-off boots at the chance to sit down again with the legend. Last year, I had the pleasure of chatting with him as he began compiling his latest solo musical venture, Good Road to Follow, and had been looking forward to the follow-up conversation.

He enters the Bond Coffee Company and greets me with a huge smile and hug. He comes across as a guy who’s completely unaffected by celebrity and the last person to believe any of his own hype.

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