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03.26.2012
John Oates to appear with Matt Nathanson at 3rd Annual Aspen Songwriters Fest March 25
John Oates will perform a special set on at his own third annual 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival, taking place at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, CO. Sam Bush, the Grammy award winning mandolin player who played on Oates’ critically acclaimed 2011 album, Mississippi Mile, will join him on-stage along with guitarist Steve Mougin and percussionist John Michel. The festival, sponsored by Martin Guitars, runs March 21 through 25 and will be streamed live on StageIt.com
 
 “This year is going to be off the hook with an incredible line-up of legendary songwriters,” said John, who founded the festival near his home three years ago. “We have worked hard to make this the premier songwriting event in America." 
 
 Internet sensation Matt Nathanson, best known for the hit singles, “Come on Get Higher” and “Run” featuring Sugarland, along with North Carolina songbird Angel Snow, hand-picked by John Oates himself, fill out the bill.
 
 “So much incredible music and talent jammed into one of the most a beautiful spots on earth,” raves Nathanson, who is taking time off from the Kelly Clarkson tour to return for the second year in a row. “John Oates has started something really special… I'm fortunate to be a part of it.” 
 
 Added Snow: "Receiving that phone call from John Oates about his interest in having me come and play the festival left me completely speechless. I mean, I don't think I spoke for 30 seconds. I never thought my music life would lead to such an exciting opportunity as this. If this is the last musical thing I ever do, I would be satisfied to do it in Aspen with a house full of incredible talent. I am overjoyed."
 
 Other scheduled shows at the Festival include the Blue Sky Riders featuring Kenny Loggins, Gary Burr and Gorrgia Middlman, Darrell Scott and Yonder Mountain String Band’s Adam Aijala and Ben Kaufmann (3/21); James McMurtry and Bob Schneider (3/22); , J.D. Souther and Carrie Rodriguez (3/23) and Marc Broussard, Vertical Horizon’s Matt Scannell and Sophie B. Hawkins (3/24). 
 
 Proceeds benefit the Love Hope Strength Foundation, in their ongoing mission to build cancer centers and bone marrow donation registries worldwide, and the 7908 Foundation, supporting the future of the Aspen Songwriters Festival and its educational mission.

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