Live from Daryl's House

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Live from Daryl's House
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Genre Music, variety, comedy
Created by Daryl Hall
Starring Daryl Hall
Opening theme "You Make My Dreams" (web series)
"Bring it Back Home" (television series)
Ending theme "Bring it Back Home" (television series)
Composer(s) Daryl Hall
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 62
Executive producer(s) Jonathan Wolfson, Daryl Hall
Location(s) New York, United States
Production company(s)
  • Good Cop Bad Cop Productions
Distributor Viacom, RFD, Telco
Original channel, Palladia, RFD-TV/RURAL TV
Original airing November 15, 2007 (2007-11-15)
Related shows Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall
External links
Live From Daryl's House
Production website

Live from Daryl's House (simply known as Daryl's House, and often abbreviated as LFDH) is a television show that features singer/songwriter Daryl Hall performing with various artists and preparing and eating various styles of food with them at his home in Millerton, NY.[1] The show provides a performance space that is an alternative to live concerts and studio sessions for popular artists. This allows the artists to “…have fun and [be] creatively spontaneous.” [2] Live from Daryl’s House was first created in 2007 as a web series [3] by Hall and has since expanded to Viacom’s VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia networks. The show now tapes in a club in Pawling, NY that Hall purchased in 2013, called “Daryl’s House.” [4]


Daryl Hall created Live from Daryl’s House as a refuge from life touring on the road. He stated in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine that he wanted to bring the world to him, for a change. Hall wanted the opportunity to collaborate with contemporary artists, and this is his vehicle in which to do so.[5] Live from Daryl’s House originally appeared on the program’s website in 2007 [6] and was completely funded by Hall.[7][8] When the program gained popularity, Hall’s production company Good Cop Bad Cop Productions signed two syndication deals (with Tribune being the most notable). In 2012, the Viacom owned Palladia network took over the finances with help from a deal arranged by executive producer Jonathan Wolfson, who is also Hall & Oates’ manager.[9][10] The first web show was a solo production which featured Hall and his backing band playing “Everything Your Heart Desires”. It was not until the second episode that the show introduced its guest star format. Hall’s long-time performing and songwriting partner John Oates (of the band Hall & Oates) was the first guest on the show with a Christmas episode entitled “Trimming the Tree”.[11]


The series includes 62 episodes with performances by artists such as Jason Mraz, Cee-Lo Green, Shelby Lynne, Joe Walsh, Booker T. Jones, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rob Thomas, Train, Toots Hibbert, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall,[12] Todd Rundgren, Keb Mo, Dave Stewart, Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik, Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, Nick Waterhouse, Rumer, Chiddy Bang, Allen Stone, Nikki Jean, The Dirty Heads, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Mayer Hawthorne, Eric Hutchinson, Chromeo,[13] Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Plain White T's, Sharon Jones, Diane Birch, Fitz & the Tantrums, Neon Trees, Guster, Travis McCoy,[14] Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, Minus the Bear and Smokey Robinson,[15][16] among many others. Other guests included Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top (January 15, 2014 on, Gavin DeGraw, Brett Dennen, Amos Lee, and JOHNNYSWIM. Those episodes were aired, starting around February 2014.[17]


Live from Daryl’s House gained traction on Rural Media Group’s channels, and the Palladia network through a deal brokered by the show’s Executive Producer Jonathan Wolfson, Rick Krim (VH1), and Ben Zurier (Executive Vice President, Programming Strategy, VH1, VH1 Classic, Palladia).[18][19] The show currently continues to air on, VH1, Palladia (Viacom Media Network), RFD-TV and Family Net (both of the Rural Media Group), and on the “Live from Daryl’s House” Website. The show’s website continues to premier the latest episodes from the series, and holds an archive of some of the past episodes. In an announced agreement, 2014 will see the show continue to air on Viacom Media Network’s Palladia music channel [20] and new episodes will appear on all previously mentioned outlets.[21] The series has led to Daryl Hall touring a live version of the show with Sharon Jones and Allen Stone, amongst others.[22]

The “House”[edit]

Live from Daryl’s House takes place in two Connecticut Valley Houses that were built between 1771 and 1781. These houses were disassembled in their original locations and shipped to Millerton, New York where they were reassembled back into their original structures and saved from degradation. The houses now sit as one on farmland that is far from neighbors who would complain.[23] Episode four of the series takes place in Daryl’s London Townhouse where he performs “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About” with K.T. Tunstall.[24] Episode forty of Live from Daryl’s House takes place at Todd Rundgren’s home in Hawaii.[25] Daryl Hall is leasing the building that formerly housed the night club “The Towne Crier” in Pawling, New York[disambiguation needed] in order to renovate and use it as the future set of the show.[26] The name of the venue will be prospectively changed to “Daryl’s House” once renovation is complete.[27] Long known for his passion of restoring historical homes, Hall is currently producing another television show titled “Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall.” [28] This series will appear on DIY Network and is executive produced by Hall, Michael Morrissey and Jonathan Wolfson, as well. The show will focus on restoring Daryl’s colonial-era home in Sherman, Connecticut.[29]



In 2010, “Live from Daryl’s House” won the “Best Variety Series” Webby from the Webby Awards Group.[30][31][32] The series was also nominated for a Music Webby in the same year.[33] The show won an MTV O Music Award in 2010 for “Best Performance Series”.[34][35][36]

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