Did you know there was a broadcast program called “Live From Daryl’s House“? The half of [lastfm link_type="similar_artist_radio"]Hall & Oates [/lastfm]has been putting together musical collaborations since 2007, airing them from the comfort of his own home. Altogether, there have been 36 episodes airing duets between a wide range of musicians, from old pals (John Oates) to newer acts (KT Tunstall).
With New Years coming up, WGN America has announced they will air Live at Daryl’s House, A New Year’s Eve Special on many major cable channels. So how come you haven’t seen an episode of his show on television before? The answer to that is simple – until now, it’s been a video blog on the internet.
Daryl Hall is back, baby! Just slightly more digital than before.
Hall & Oates lived as legends during the latter half of the 70′s when “Rich Girl” released – the ballad of a simpler time when girls tried to marry older men for money. Isn’t it nice that things have changed? Guess one has to adapt with the times…
Which is exactly what Hall has done by creating Live From Daryl’s House. Taking his music from the radio to the internet may have been the best move the man has ever made. Sure, the man has over a dozen gold and platinum records, but sometimes that isn’t enough for a music man.
As more and more of our music goes digital, Hall was one of the first classics to take the initiative. While you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, you can apparently teach a rock star to record, edit, and upload. Starting as free monthly web show in 2007, Hall has since recorded episode after episode of great live musical performances.
The show quickly gained popularity and caught the eye of the major music critics; Companies such as Rolling Stone, SPIN and Yahoo! Music have cited the show as, “a perfect example of a veteran artist reinventing himself in the digital age by collaborating with both established colleagues and newer performers.”
Be sure to catch Live at Daryl’s House, A New Year’s Eve Special on December 31 from 11 PM to 1 AM EST (8 PM to 10 PM PST). Check your TV Guide for which channel—- aw, who are we kidding. Check the internet. It has everything.
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Daryl Hall & Todd Rundgren
Daryl Hall & Chromeo
And why not! For old time’s sake.
Hall & Oates