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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

DARYL HALL AND ALTERNATIVE ROCKERS GUSTER RING IN A NEW YEAR WITH THE 38th AND LATEST EDITION OF LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE



01.12.2011
NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011—Daryl Hall revisits his 1980, Robert Fripp-produced solo debut, Sacred Songs, for a rare performance of “Babs and Babs,” with Guster’s Ryan Miller, Luke Reynolds and Brian Rosenworcel, for the first new Live from Daryl’s House web show of the year. The 38th and newest installment of the Webby award-winning Internet series, which recently made its broadcast debut with a 2 hour New Years Eve Special on WGN America to impressive ratings, will debut at www.lfdh.com on Jan. 15.

Guster was formed by Ryan Miller, Brian Rosenworcel and Adam Gardner in 1991 while attending Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. They’ve gone on to record six studio albums, their latest, Easy Wonderful, came out last year on Aware/Universal Republic and garnered the group some of its best reviews to date. The Wall Street Journal’s John Jurgensen praised the album's "jangly, ebullient rock with lots of bright open spaces [but] in the midst of all that sunny pop, there are shadows lurking." Magnet magazine called the release “the best thing the band’s ever done… We can’ t tell you how much we love the new Guster album.” A renowned touring attraction, Guster performs more than 250 shows a year with the likes of John Mayer, Ben Folds, Nickel Creek, Pete Yorn and Rufus Wainwright. The Oakland Press raved that the group’s local concert “left the crowd screaming for more,” while the Philadelphia Weekly was equally enthused: “Entertaining and humorous… What’s not to love?”

“It's an awesome concept for a show,” said Brian Rosenworcel about his experience on Live from Daryl’s House. “Artists who mutually respect each other learn to play each other's music and expose it to their fans, followed by a gourmet meal.”

“This was, for sure, one of the Top Seven Things I Have Done With My Band,” added Ryan Miller. “Just don’t ask me about the other six.”

Daryl and Guster joined on a six-song set that included “Do You Love Me” and “Bad Bad World,” a pair of tracks from the band’s latest album,Easy Wonderful, as well as “Satellite and “Hang On” from their previous release, ‘06’s Ganging up on the Sun, on Reprise Records. The set was topped off with versions of Daryl Hall and John Oates’ “Rich Girl” and a rare version of “Babs and Babs” from Daryl’s Sacred Songs.

“The guys have a great sense of humor” said Daryl. “I didn’t even mind that they practically cleaned out my wine cellar.”

The past 18 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 ceremony last summer at N.Y.’s Cipriani Wall Street.

The 37 previous episodes of Live from Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like matchbox twenty’s Rob Thomas, Train’s Pat Monahan, Jose Feliciano, 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 Eric Hutchinson, Kevin Rudolf, Matt Nathanson, Chromeo, Parachute, Chicago rock band Plain White T’s, Boston bluesman Eli “Paperboy” Reed, soul diva Sharon Jones, Diane Birch, Fitz & the Tantrums and Neon Trees.

Daryl launched the free monthly webcast in November 2007 after having the light-bulb 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 and newer performers. The show marked its broadcast debut New Year’s Eve on superstation WGN America in Chicago, where its improved ratings for the time period almost 75%.

For a photo of Daryl Hall with Guster during the cooking segment from the episode, please click the link below:
http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/lfdh/gusterpromoLR.jpg

Friday, January 7, 2011

John Oates Albums Now Available in Digital Format

With a new album on the way this Spring, John Oates has just released his to prior solo albums in a digital format.  Both "Phunk Shui" and "1000 Miles of Life" can now be purchased and downloaded from either iTunes or Amazon MP3.  The digital version of Phunk Shui was re-released on December 21, 2010 on the Elektra label and includes the following tracks:

Phunk Shui Album Cover
Color of Love
It Girl
All Good People
Love In a Dangerous Time
Unspoken
Soul Slide
Go Deep
Little Angel
Beauty
Phunk Shui
Electric Ladyland
Mona Lisa's Eyes
Time Will Tell


Digi-1000 Miles of Life was also re-released on December 21, 2010 on the Elektra label.  Both albums are available for $9.99 on iTunes and Amazon MP3.  Single tracks are $0.99 on Amazon and $1.29 on iTunes.  Here are the tracks from 1000 Miles of Life:


1000 Miles of Life Album Cover

1000 Miles of Life
The Good Son
Ghost Town
I Found Love
Sending Me Angels
Ravens
Change of Season
Spinning Down
Sometimes
Carved In Stone
Circle of Three

Give these two albums a try...I promise you will NOT be disappointed!