New shows premiere on Hall’s dedicated YouTube Channel, including Glenn Tilbrook, Robert Fripp, Howard Jones
“It was an idea to use the internet for entertainment, which hadn’t really been done before,” marvels Daryl Hall, introducing the new season of his popular Webby Award-winning music series, “Live from Daryl’s House,” recounting the lightbulb moment back in 2007 to host an intimate online showcase for music, and to fill the time between touring. "Hard to believe but there wasn't anything like it. So much has changed since then."
After a long production hiatus, “Live from Daryl’s House” will return on Nov. 1 on Hall’s dedicated YouTube Channel, with a brand-new season of six shows, one a week, through the end of the year, starting with Squeeze singer/songwriter Glenn Tilbrook, including Atlanta psychedelic jam band Blackberry Smoke singer/guitarist Charlie Starr (Nov. 8); King Crimson guitarist and Daryl Hall solo album producer Robert Fripp (Nov. 15); singer/songwriters Andy Grammer (Nov. 22), Lisa Loeb (Nov. 29) and U.K. synthpop pioneer Howard Jones (Dec. 6).
“I’m unbelievably excited about the new season,” said Hall, who paid for the initial shows out of his own pocket before finding both sponsors and distributors, including the Tribune Company for broadcast TV, MTV’s Palladia (later MTV Live) for cable, and AXS-TV through the years, executive-producing the series via his Good Cop Bad Cop Productions with longtime manager Jonathan Wolfson.
“I love all the guests and I think we’ve gone to places, musically, that we’ve never gone to before,” Hall said.
Added Wolfson: “Having been a part of this series with Daryl since its inception, I’m filled with pride at the number of incredible artists that have appeared on this very special music series. In my opinion, our latest season is a continuation of the quality programming that the fans have come to expect.”
“Live from Daryl’s House” debuted on Nov. 15, 2007, with a solo episode featuring Daryl himself, often spotlighting local chefs cooking their cuisine on camera. The first few seasons offered an eclectic mix of legends and newcomers from Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy, Chromeo, Fitz and the Tantrums, Minus the Bear, Aloe Blacc and K.T. Tunstall to Nick Lowe, the Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Smokey Robinson, Toots & the Maytals, Train, Jose Feliciano, Billy Gibbons, Sammy Hagar, Todd Rundgren, Cheap Trick, Wyclef Jean, Aaron Neville and Kenny Loggins. Between 2007 and 2018, a total of 84 episodes were produced. Since 2014, “Daryl’s House” Restaurant and Music Club in Pawling, New York, has been the series homebase.
Prior to the new season, the last two episodes filmed featured Styx’s Tommy Shaw and Vintage Trouble vocalist Ty Taylor, which both aired in October of 2020.