The 30th edition of Live From Daryl’s House is a celebration of the life of the late T-Bone Wolk, the longtime musical director for Daryl Hall and John Oates, who passed away on Feb. 27 from a heart attack at the age of 58.
The episode brings together several former members of the band, including guitarist G.E. Smith, sax player Mark Rivera and drummer Mickey Curry, with current members Paul Pesco and Charlie DeChant for a set of T-Bone’s favorite songs, including The Band’s “The Weight,” NRBQ’s “If I Don’t Have You,” the Isley Bros.’ “Caravan of Love,” Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes’ “I Miss You,” Professor Longhair’s “In the Night,” Percy Mayfield’s “Please Send Me Someone to Love” and H&O’s own “Change of Season.”
The installment debuts May 15 at www.lfdh.com.
“Singing ‘I Miss You’ during the show was a transcendental moment for me,” said Daryl. “This LFDH is the ultimate homage to my friend and musical partner.”
Live From Daryl’s House was recently honored with a prestigious Webby Award for Best Variety series on the Internet from more than 10,000 entries. Hall will receive the award at the 14th Annual Awards ceremony on June 14 at Cipriani Wall Street, hosted by The Office’s B. J. Novak, along with fellow honorees Amy Poehler, OK Go, Roger Ebert and Vint Cerf, among others.
Wolk was the musical director, bassist and guitarist, for Daryl Hall and John Oates for nearly 30 years, starting with their 1981 album, Private Eyes. His last performance with them was Jan. 30 at the Jamaica Blues and Jazz Festival in Montego Bay, captured on last month’s installment of Live From Daryl’s House.
The episode will include a menu of some of T-Bone’s favorite foods, including garlic pizza from La Manda's in White Plains, NY, as well as homemade meat loaf cooked up by T-Bone's 91-year old father. A special broccoli rabe, one of T-Bone’s signature dishes, will be prepared by Vinnie LaMorte. T-Bone famously created this dish live on MTV in the ‘80s during a guest VJ segment by Daryl and John.
On June 11, look for Daryl to perform with former Live From Daryl’s House guests Chromeo at Bonnaroo, where he’ll be taking the webcast experience to the live masses at the famed Tennessee festival.
Past episodes of Live From Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like 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 Canadian techno-rockers Chromeo, MySpace 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, Boston bluesman Eli “Paperboy” Reed and highly touted tunesmith Diane Birch. Daryl started the free monthly webcast in 2008 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.