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Thursday, September 13, 2012


NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012—Daryl Hall continues to unearth promising new and emerging talent on his critically acclaimed, award-winning web series Live from Daryl’s House, now available on over-the-air syndication and Viacom’s high-definition music channel Palladia, and this month is no different. For the 58th edition of the show, Daryl welcomes breakout soul/R&B newcomer Nick Waterhouse, a native Southern Californian, who has received raves for his independently released vinyl 45, “Some Place,” on his own Pres label. The latest episode premieres Sept. 15 at www.lfdh.com.

Daryl and the 25-year-old singer-songwriter perform a rollicking cover of Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road Jack,” along with Hall’s “Problem with You,” the final track on his recent Verve Music Group solo album, Laughing Down Crying. The two also join in on Waterhouse’s breakthrough single, “Some Place,” as well as three more originals in “Say I Wanna Know,” “Time’s All Gone” and “If I Want Trouble,” from his upcoming album debut, Time’s All Gone. Everyone then gathered for an intimate Maryland-style crab boil, cooking up, then enjoying, a meal of Baltimore crab rolls and crab cakes.

Waterhouse, whose retro vocal style and stylized look has been compared to original rockers Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly as well as neo-soulsters Mark Ronson, Mayer Hawthorne, Amy Winehouse, Charles Bradley, Allen Stone and Sharon Jones, was pumped to be part of Live from Daryl’s House. “Playing and hanging out with Daryl was simultaneously beyond belief and totally natural… just playing music. Any nerves I had went out the door eight bars in when I saw that we were all in the same pocket.”

He also added: “Daryl’s a real soulful, smart cat, and was totally open and warm as a host. The man, the band, and his whole family really showed me a great time, something I will remember for days and years to come.”

For Nick Waterhouse, it all began with a single vinyl 45, “Some Place,” which he recorded with “a band of twenty something kids” and sax player Ira Raibon, a veteran of some of the same bands which produced the kind of lost classics that the singer-songwriter attempted to emulate. The release sold out shortly after it was released, and now changes hands for upwards of $300 on eBay for the rare copy. A fan of “vintage, over-modulated R&B…a time-honored tradition that evokes the back-alley thrill of New Orleans, Detroit and Memphis in their heyday,” Waterhouse recorded on magnetic tape direct to mono on the same Gold Star Studios lathe once used by Phil Spector and the Beach Boys. “The important thing to me was I did everything myself,” he says. “On my own terms—the way I wanted.” The subject of a June GQ profile and photo spread, Waterhouse begins a tour Sept. 26 in Denver , CO , which runs through Oct. 21 in L.A. at the El Rey Theatre.

Daryl found he had a lot in common with his LFDH guest. "We really bonded over our love of vintage R&B and soul. Nick’s a real scholar of this music, and it turned out to be a great match.”

The past six years 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 at N.Y.’s Cipriani Wall Street before garnering an O Music Award from MTV last year. A live version of Live from Daryl's House, featuring Hall and previous show guests Sharon Jones and Allen Stone, just finished its own national tour dates.

Live from Daryl’s House is syndicated nationally by Good Cop Bad Cop Productions. Executive producers for the show include Hall along with Daryl Hall manager Jonathan Wolfson.

Live from Daryl’s House is being shown weekly in over 80% of U.S. homes in the nation’s top 200 media markets. Along with the syndication, episodes of the show can be seen on Viacom’s high-definition music channel, Palladia, every Thursday night at 11 p.m. (ET/PT).

The 58 previous episodes of Live From Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like Jason Mraz, The Voice’s Cee Lo Green, Booker T and the MGs, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rob Thomas, Train, Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Toots Hibbert, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Keb Mo, Dave Stewart, Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump along with newcomers such as Rumer, Chiddy Bang, Allen Stone, Nikki Jean, The Dirty Heads, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Mayer Hawthorne, Eric Hutchinson, Chromeo, Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Plain White T’s, soul diva Sharon Jones, Diane Birch, L.A. neo-R&B party band Fitz & the Tantrums, hot new alternative band Neon Trees and veteran alternative mainstays Guster.


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