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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Train to be the guest on Live From Daryl's House episode #33!


Seven-song set features “Hey, Soul Sister,” “Say It Isn’t So,” and a cover of “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” as legendary rock photographer Mick Rock shoots


NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2010—Wonder what it would be like to see Train’s Pat Monahan and guitarist Jimmy Stafford join Daryl Hall to perform their platinum single, “Hey, Soul Sister”? The only place it’s available is on the latest installment ofLive From Daryl’s House, where the song is one of the highlights on the Webby Award-winning series’ 33rd episode, which debuts Aug. 15 at www.lfdh.com. Serving as guest photographer for the shoot was legendary rock lensman Mick Rock.

The episode brings together Hall with Monahan and Stafford for a seven-song set that includes, in addition to “Hey, Soul Sister,” Train songs “If It’s Love,” from their most recent album, Save Me San Francisco, as well as “Cab” and “I’m Not Waiting in Line,” both from their 2006 effort, For Me, It’s You. The entire ensemble also tackled Daryl Hall & John Oates hits “Say It Isn’t So” and “Wait for Me,” as well as a cover of the Temptations’ “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.”

“My time at Daryl’s House was incredible,” said Monahan about the experience. “Daryl’s band mates were super-seasoned pros and Daryl was gracious and right on with what I hoped such a legend would be like. Thanks all!”

Added Stafford: “We have been touring non-stop, and on a rare day off, were invited to tape Live at Daryl’s House, which turned into my favorite ‘day off’ event ever. Hanging out, playing music, eating and drinking wine with Daryl, his band and Mick Rock was something I will never forget. Thanks for inviting us into your home, Daryl.”

“What a kick it was to perform with Pat and Jimmy from Train,” said Daryl. “When you watch the episode, you can see that we just hit it off right away.”

The entire event was captured by celebrity guest photographer Mick Rock, who has done sessions with some of the biggest names in rock & roll in the course of his 40-year career. His new book, Exposed: Faces of Rock n’ Roll, which Chronicle will publish in Oct., includes a shot of Daryl Hall and John Oates from the Voices album, as well as more than 250 photographs Rock has shot starting in 1969 through 2009, from Syd Barrett to Snoop Dogg and Lady Gaga. For more info, see www.mickrock.com.

"Daryl Hall is a gentleman, a rock n’ roll scholar and the best of hosts,” enthused Rock. “I had a great time in very cool company, not only with Daryl's highly professional team, but also with the great band Train, who are right now hot as a pistol… I'll be back!"

The past 12 months have marked a steady stream of superlatives and recognition for Live from Daryl’s House, with Hall receiving a Webby Award for Best Variety series from more than 10,000 entries at the 14th annual awards show. That same month, Daryl took part in a special set with former show guests Chromeo at Bonnaroo.

Past episodes of Live From Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like matchbox twenty’s Rob Thomas, Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Toots Hibbert, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump along with newcomers such as pop-rock phenom Eric Hutchinson, Cash Money rocker Kevin Rudolf, Wind-up Records’ Chicago rockers Company of Thieves, Bay Area singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson, Charlottesville, VA’s rising Parachute, Chicago rock band Plain White T’s, Bostonbluesman Eli “Paperboy” Reed and highly touted tunesmith Diane Birch.

Daryl started the free monthly web show in November 2007 after having the idea of “playing with my friends and putting it up on the Internet,” and the show has since garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Daily Variety, CNN, BBC, Yahoo! Music and influential blogger Bob Lefsetz, who have cited Live From Daryl’s House as a perfect example of a veteran artist reinventing himself in the digital age by collaborating with both established colleagues and newer performers.