“Live from Daryl’s House” is back after a three-year break, with an exciting lineup of stars on YouTube. Daryl Hall, the host of the popular Webby Award-winning music series, reflects on its inception in 2007. He shares that it was an innovative idea to use the internet for entertainment, which had not been done before. The series was created to provide an intimate showcase of music online and to fill the time between touring. “Hard to believe, but there wasn’t anything like it. So much has changed since then,” says Hall.
The series returns on November 1 with a brand-new season of six shows, one a week, through the end of the year. The season starts with Squeeze singer/songwriter Glenn Tilbrook, followed by Atlanta psychedelic jam band Blackberry Smoke singer/guitarist Charlie Starr (November 8), King Crimson guitarist and Daryl Hall solo album producer Robert Fripp (November 15), singer/songwriter Andy Grammer (November 22), Lisa Loeb (November 29) and U.K. synthpop pioneer Howard Jones (December 6). The show will air on Hall’s dedicated YouTube Channel.
Hall paid for the initial shows out of his own pocket before finding sponsors and distributors such as the Tribune Company for broadcast TV, MTV’s Palladia (later MTV Live) for cable, and AXS-TV over the years. He executive produces the series via the Good Cop Bad Cop Productions with longtime manager Jonathan Wolfson. “I’m unbelievably excited about the new season,” says Hall. “I love all the guests, and I think we’ve gone to places, musically, that we’ve never gone to before.”
Wolfson adds, “Having been a part of this series with Daryl since its inception, I’m proud of the number of incredible artists that have appeared in this exceptional music series. In my opinion, our latest season is a continuation of the quality programming that the fans have come to expect.”