Live From Daryl’s House

Daryl Hall (of Hall and Oates) has made his dream come true with his own online musical talk show

Daryl Hall and invited his pal Jose Feliciano to be a guest on Live From Daryl’s House

Daryl Hall’s musical talk show has become an online hit

Since 1972, the name Daryl Hall has typically been followed by John Oates, but the chart-topping pop duo still works independently on occasion, and such is the case with Hall’s popular online series, Live From Daryl’s House. Hall is far from solo, however, and each week he plays host to and performs with a different musical artist. 

Live From Daryl’s House premiered in 2007, emerging from Hall’s simple desire to play music with his friends and put their performances on the Internet.

“I was in the right place at the right time,” he told in 2009. “I saw the beginnings of Internet entertainment, that people were going to the Net and actually trying to do other things with it besides downloading porn or getting information.”

Viewers exploring the archives of the show will find that Live From Daryl’s House takes time to find its footing — it isn’t until the fourth instalment that Hall performs with someone besides Oates or one of their sidemen — but when Travie McCoy from the band Gym Class Heroes stops by Hall’s home in upstate New York, things fall into place and stay there, with Hall and McCoy each taking the spotlight for a bit, chatting between songs and teaming up for a few numbers.

In addition to setting the relaxed vibe for subsequent episodes, McCoy’s appearance also confirms that Hall isn’t relying strictly on old friends or musically similar performers for his guest list.

That’s not to say that Hall hasn’t called up a few pals for the show — past performers include Nick Lowe, Smokey Robinson and Todd Rundgren — but he continues to go out of his way to mix things up, bringing on artists ranging from Fitz and the Tantrums to Jose Feliciano (shown), Billy Ocean to Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. Now 50 episodes into its run, Daryl’s House remains a must-see for music fans each week. 

Of course, you can also catch the show on your regular television; it airs Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. on WGN, 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on WPIX, and at 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on KTLA.

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