Daryl Hall visits Kauai
Daryl Hall, right, took his popular "Live from Daryl's House" Internet broadcast to Kauai for a luau and jam session with buddy Todd Rundgren, left.
Fans of Hall & Oates were mighty happy to see the '80s pop stars back in Honolulu this month at the Blaisdell Arena, but Daryl Hall had one more surprise up his sleeve before leaving Hawaii.
Along with his official tour stop alongside John Oates, Hall took a flight to Kauai to spend some time with his buddy Todd Rundgren. The two have been friends since they were both young musicians in Philadelphia back in the 1960's, and when Hall came calling for Rundgren to make his second appearance on "Live From Daryl's House," Rundgren welcomed Hall and his crew with open arms.
The resulting jam session is the basis for the Internet-based show's 40th episode — except this one was filmed at Daryl's friend's house on the Garden Isle. Launched in 2007, the "Daryl's House" webcast has attracted millions of viewers and even made the jump back to traditional television when it aired on Chicago superstation WGN last New Year's Eve.
“It’s always great when friends come all the way out here to visit,” Rundgren said in a press release. “It’s even better when they come to play."
Hall added that it was a "blast to get together with Todd on his own turf,” and that "whether we’re in Philadelphia, New York or Hawaii, the camaraderie and food are always good, and the music even better.”
The latest episode of "Live from Daryl's House" went live yesterday and features seven songs and a number of "cultural vignettes" that show Hall and Rundgren learning more about chicken lau lau and kalua pig before joining a traditional prayer circle and taking part in a traditional Hawaiian luau.
The production level here is top-notch, and Hall's fans (as well as Rundgren's) will get a kick out of seeing the two rockers playing tourist for a bit in front of the cameras.
Here are the songs the two perform during the episode:
» "Didn't I"
» "I Saw the Light"
» "Everytime You Go Away"
» "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference"
» "Bang on the Drum"
» "The Last Ride"
» "Beanie G. and the Rose Tattoo"
Click here to watch the Kauai episode online.
Jason Genegabus is former HILife Editor at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and has covered the local nightlife, music, bar and entertainment scenes since 2001. Born in Honolulu and raised in Kailua, he now calls Kaimuki home. Contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.