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Daryl Hall’s ‘Live from Daryl’s House’ Show Returns After Five-Year Hiatus (EXCLUSIVE)

“Live from Daryl’s House,” the Webby Award-winning musical performance show co-hosted by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall, is returning to the web after a five-year halt in production. The long-running program will be seen on a dedicated YouTube channel starting Wednesday (Nov. 1) with an episode featuring Squeeze singer/songwriter Glenn Tilbrook.

New episodes of “LFDH” will drop weekly, with Tilbrook followed by Atlanta psychedelic jam band Blackberry Smoke singer/guitarist Charlie Starr (Nov. 8); King Crimson guitarist and Daryl Hall solo album producer Robert Fripp (pictured above with Hall, Nov. 15); singer/songwriters Andy Grammer (Nov. 22), Lisa Loeb (Nov. 29) and U.K. synthpop pioneer Howard Jones (Dec. 6).

The show is being executive produced by Hall and longtime manager Jonathan Wolfson for their Good Cop Bad Cop Productions. “Live from Daryl’s House” itself debuted November 15, 2007, and in all, 90 episodes have been shot, including the most recent six.

“It was an idea I had to use the Internet for entertainment, which hadn’t really been done before,” Hall explains of the show — which he launched on his own dime — in this season’s premiere installment. “Hard to believe but there wasn’t anything like it. So much has changed since then. I was kind of a pioneer.”

“I’m unbelievably excited about the new season,” he continues. “I love all the guests we’ve booked and I think we’ve gone to places, musically, that we’ve never gone to before.”

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. Our latest season is a continuation of the quality programming that the fans have come to expect.”

After a deal with BMG to co-fund production, “Live from Daryl’s House” shot its final episodes in 2018, with the last two airing in October 2020, featuring Styx’s Tommy Shaw and Vintage Trouble vocalist Ty Taylor. It earned a Webby Award in 2010 for Best Variety Show among 10,000 entries, then earned an O Music Award from MTV.

The first few seasons offered an eclectic mix of legends and newcomers, from Chromeo, Fitz & the Tantrums, Minus the Bear, Aloe Black and KT Tunstall to Smokey Robinson, the Doors’ Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger, Nick Lowe, Cheap Trick, Wyclef Jean, Aaron Neville, Billy Gibbons, Booker T. Jones and Kenny Loggins. A segment with fellow Philly soul man Todd Rundgren metamorphosed into a tour, which comes to Los Angeles Pantages Theater on November 6. Every show since Hall opened his Daryl’s House Restaurant and Music Club on Halloween, 2014, in Pawling, New York, has been filmed there.

Wolfson gives credit to the show’s popularity for the resurgence in Hall’s career over the past decade, introducing him to new artists and audiences he may not have reached previously.

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