Episode 1 with John Oates 

Hey everyone, welcome to my new podcast- The Riff-Raff with Shane Theriot.
 

The Riff -Raff started as an idea I had a few years ago just to sit and chat with my friends whom I consider to be inspirational to me in some way- whether it be as a musician, artist or whatever the case may be…. over the years as a working musician I’ve been lucky to work with many amazing people and musicians and would like to share some of their stories with you. 

Who am I? I’m a professional musician.  I like stories…. Luckily I get to work with some of the best in the business and they happen to have great stories. Anyway, I wanted to put these little anecdotes and insights into a format for people to enjoy…it’s fun. (Some people like to garden, or take photos, or collect magnets for the fridge..etc..)…Me? I like to get these stories down for all to enjoy!

So this is a podcast about the creative process and yes, being a guitar player we do occasionally talk shop, gear etc…but I’m not going to limit it to that as I get this thing going. Oh yeah,,, and we jam a bit too! 

I’ve got some other great musicians coming up in the next month or so…John Scofield, Mike Stern, George Porter Jr. (from the Meters) and Johnny Vidacovich, Leni Stern and many others......so if you like this one- much more to come!!

 FIRST UP ON THE LIST- Mr. John Oates

 

I decided to get The Riff-Raff off the ground right where I stood at that moment… which was on the road with Daryl Hall and John Oates- John Oates as you probably know already if you are listening to this…..is one half of the legendary duo Daryl Hall and John Oates- the biggest selling pop duo in history and a recent rock and roll hall of famer. He’s done way more interviews in his life than I can imagine so he’s a natural at it -and really easy to talk to. John is a great guitar player, something that I feel he doesn’t get enough credit for… I met John after I got a call to play on his solo record Good Road to Follow which I strongly suggest you check out. I was also lucky enough to get to work on his live DVD called Another Good Road that you may have seen on Palladia or VH1- which is a really great showcase of John’s songwriting and guitar playing abilities…. John is one of the good guys in the music biz and has become a close friend in the past 2 years. 

 this interview took place inside John’s room at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem PA. In it we talk Hall and Oates, inspiration, how he comes up with song ideas, guitars, pedals and some great stories from the road (wait til you hear about the giant star!) and yes, we even jam on a little ditty called Maneater. It’s my first interview and I hope you enjoy it-

 

14 comments

  • Tim Boehlert

    Tim Boehlert Syracuse, NY

    Shane: Congratulations on this new Episode/PodCast! I wish you the best of luck, and am always here for support. I can't wait to see how this all plays out, and to see which guests you end up interviewing! Love you, and can't wait to see you soon! Keep working on them ARP Egg eee ohhhs!

    Shane: Congratulations on this new Episode/PodCast! I wish you the best of luck, and am always here for support. I can't wait to see how this all plays out, and to see which guests you end up interviewing! Love you, and can't wait to see you soon! Keep working on them ARP Egg eee ohhhs!

  • Mark Locurcio

    Mark Locurcio Syracuse, NY

    Great show Shane! It is great to hear from a player with your background and talent who speaks so easily and down to Earth about something we all have a passion for in music. John Oates is such a great first interview, all the world Loves or can relate to not only the message behind Hall and Oates,,Johns or Daryl's solo music but also the compositions of the music. Listening to you and John Oates was such an easy read for a listener like myself who can only imagine a tenth of what you guys on your level do from every waking moment trying to write a song to the rehearsals, to the recording sessions and shows. Again Great show and as Tim Boehlert a great player himself said can't wait to see how the show plays out.

    Great show Shane! It is great to hear from a player with your background and talent who speaks so easily and down to Earth about something we all have a passion for in music. John Oates is such a great first interview, all the world Loves or can relate to not only the message behind Hall and Oates,,Johns or Daryl's solo music but also the compositions of the music. Listening to you and John Oates was such an easy read for a listener like myself who can only imagine a tenth of what you guys on your level do from every waking moment trying to write a song to the rehearsals, to the recording sessions and shows. Again Great show and as Tim Boehlert a great player himself said can't wait to see how the show plays out.

  • Shane Theriot

    Shane Theriot

    thanks Mark! and thanks for listening glad you liked it- ST>

    thanks Mark! and thanks for listening glad you liked it-
    ST>

  • Sandy Engstrand

    Sandy Engstrand Fort Worth

    Shane, Congrats on your new adventure! Love your conversation with John and look forward to many more! Thanks for sharing your awesome gifts with us fans! Aloha from the Big Island! (On vacay) 🌞🐢🌴🍻

    Shane, Congrats on your new adventure!
    Love your conversation with John and look forward to many more! Thanks for sharing your awesome gifts with us fans! Aloha from the Big Island! (On vacay) 🌞🐢🌴🍻

  • Tom Gambini

    Tom Gambini Tijuana, BC

    Great interview and format, really enjoyed it!

    Great interview and format, really enjoyed it!

  • birgit ohms

    birgit ohms germany

    Hey shane,interesting interview,good luck! From hamburg

    Hey shane,interesting interview,good luck! From hamburg

  • Peggy Feigenbaum

    Peggy Feigenbaum

    Great interview! Enjoyed it very much.

    Great interview! Enjoyed it very much.

  • Arlene Newman

    Arlene Newman Honolulu

    Aloha Shane, Great meeting you in Japan. What an awesome interview! Loved all the stories. Very entertaining.

    Aloha Shane,
    Great meeting you in Japan.
    What an awesome interview!
    Loved all the stories. Very entertaining.

  • Jim Ronan

    Jim Ronan

    Nice kick-off for your podcast!!! Maneater was quite cool.

    Nice kick-off for your podcast!!! Maneater was quite cool.

  • Kevin Fuchs

    Kevin Fuchs Kalamazoo

    Hey Shane, I´m so glad I came across this podcast. And your first two interviews are with two of my favorite musicians! John Oates and John Scofield. And you are an amazing guitar player not to mention a great interviewer. I hope to catch you on the road soon.

    Hey Shane,
    I´m so glad I came across this podcast. And your first two interviews are with two of my favorite musicians! John Oates and John Scofield. And you are an amazing guitar player not to mention a great interviewer. I hope to catch you on the road soon.

  • Steve

    Steve Milwaukee

    Great interview Shane! I am not a musician, so a lot of the technical stuff goes over my head but love hearing it anyway. I am a H&O newbie by way of Daryls House and have been obsessed by their music the last few years. To hear John talk about how they approached every song the same explains why every album is my favorite while I am listening to it. Keep up the good work. Loved the LFDH show in Niagra Falls, see you in Chicago this summer at H&O show.

    Great interview Shane! I am not a musician, so a lot of the technical stuff goes over my head but love hearing it anyway. I am a H&O newbie by way of Daryls House and have been obsessed by their music the last few years. To hear John talk about how they approached every song the same explains why every album is my favorite while I am listening to it. Keep up the good work. Loved the LFDH show in Niagra Falls, see you in Chicago this summer at H&O show.

  • Jennieb

    Jennieb sarasota,fl

    great interviews. you know what is important to a musician. as I watch you play with just about anyone, you are so humble.do love that smile. never stop smiling,ok?

    great interviews. you know what is important to a musician. as I watch you play with just about anyone, you are so humble.do love that smile. never stop smiling,ok?

  • Juli

    Juli Canada

    Fun! I'm glad to have found this site. Shane, you're great.

    Fun! I'm glad to have found this site. Shane, you're great.

  • Icheme

    Icheme Paris , France

    Great stories , great podcast by a great guitarist ! Keep on doing them !

    Great stories , great podcast by a great guitarist ! Keep on doing them !

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