John Oates has teamed up with country great Vince Gill for the latest single off his “Good Road To Follow” project. The song, “Don’t Cross Me Wrong,” was written, recorded and co-produced with Vince in his home studio in Nashville. These legendary musicians may be from different genres, but their love for music and extreme talent blends perfectly on this fun, bluesy jam.
The song can easily be defined as a story about a tough sort of guy that people just don’t want to mess with. The song features horns, exciting guitar solos and John Oates and Vince Gill doing their own background vocals along with the soulful Bekka Bramlett. With a blues/rock sort of vibe the melody is catchy to say the least. The way their voices smoothly blend together on the chorus is what gives the song a signature sound. John does an impressive job of delivering a believable lyric and, as always, Vince’s guitar playing will wow and impress you.
Vince Gill has collaborated with hundreds of various artists showing his diversity as an artist. This latest project is no exception. John Oates, an icon in is own right, made a wise choice teaming up with Vince. The two of them proved to use both of their strengths to create a one of kind, let loose, lively summer song. “Good Road To Follow” is a project described as a trip through John’s musical life that explores many styles and genres. Instead of a full album release John is releasing a new single every month and that started in June. “Don’t Cross Me Wrong” is the second single and is available now on iTunes!