×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Live From Daryl’s House’ Shines a Light on Icons and Rising Talent

In 2007, Daryl Hall began inviting music legends and promising newcomers into his upstate New York home to jam with his band, break bread, and wax nostalgic. The resulting online and MTV Live series, “Live From Daryl’s House,” has since become a favorite of music aficionados of all ages, introducing today’s rising stars in rock ’n’ roll and rhythm and blues, and exposing younger generations to the soulful sounds of decades past.

From joining the O’Jays on their 1972 classic “Love Train,” to performing a moody duet of “Sara Smile” with Smokey Robinson, to coupling his iconic voice with Elle King’s monster hit “Ex’s and Oh’s,” Hall has proven that what’s old is new again and what’s new can evolve into something magical and timeless.

“It never gets old,” says Hall of performing with other musical artists on his series. “Whether it’s people coming up to me to say that I’ve been the soundtrack of their life, or when people in their 20s let me know that they’ve been checking out my music, it’s both incredibly validating in two very different ways.”

For Hall, highlights of the series have included at-home sessions with “old friends” Cheap Trick — “they are close to me like family, which is great because we share so many experiences,” he says — and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, with whom Daryl Hall & John Oates are touring.

“He sings your songs and then you take over and split them up, and that’s the good part — he wants to sing your songs too,” Jones says. “What he’s doing, getting people out, giving them a platform, it’s a great thing. People love watching it, and you get to see different stuff, people that you have never heard of, and people with big honors.”

“A lot of it happens just by chance,” Hall says. “You never really know what’s going to happen. Most of the people on the show are blind dates, firsttime encounters. Because of that everybody is firing on all cylinders, everybody is at their best, and that’s what’s communicated to the audience, just how spontaneous and free flowing it all is. And that’s one of the things I love.”

More TV

  • 'SNL' Turns the Impeachment Hearings into

    'Saturday Night Live' Turns the Impeachment Hearings into a Soap Opera (Watch)

    “Saturday Night Live” kicked off its Nov. 16 episode with a take on the biggest news story of the previous week (and foreseeable future): the impeachment hearings. But another big story of the week, especially in Hollywood, was how NBC’s last remaining daytime drama, “Days of our Lives,” had let its actors out of their [...]

  • Andy Cohen attends BravoCon's "Watch What

    'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' to Debut in 2020

    Bravo announced Saturday during its first annual BravoCon that a tenth “Real Housewives” series, “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” will debut in 2020. Bravo host and “Real Housewives” executive producer Andy Cohen made the announcement during a panel titled “Ask Andy” at the NYC convention. “We’ve always tried to choose a city that [...]

  • Sterling K. Brown on His Oscar

    Sterling K. Brown on His Oscar Buzz for 'Waves': 'Kind of Surreal'

    Sterling K. Brown can’t quite comprehend the awards attention he’s receiving for his work in the A24 drama “Waves.” “If the Academy sees fit to put me in a category with people who I absolutely adore, I will pee all over myself, dude” the Emmy winner says on the latest episode of “The Big Ticket.” [...]

  • TV News Roundup: 45th Annual Humanitas

    TV News Roundup: 45th Annual Humanitas Nominees Announced

    In today’s TV news roundup, Humanitas has released the finalists for the 45th Annual Humanitas Prize, and YouTube announced a new beauty competition series hosted by James Charles.  CASTINGS Jason Kennedy has been named as the host of E!’s new series “In The Room.“ The “E! News” host will bring viewers inside celebrity homes for [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    Viacom Extends 'The Office,' 'Parks and Recreation' Syndication Deals

    “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” reruns will continue to air on Viacom linear networks for the foreseeable future. The company announced that it has reached a new deal with NBCUniversal to keep “The Office” on Comedy Central through 2021. The series will then air in a non-exclusive window on Viacom Media Networks through 2025. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content