Daryl Hall and John Oates have always found ways to stick to their core yet move with the times. Oates, for example, is set to be musical director of a soul segment of this year’s Bonnaroo Festival. In 2007 Hall launched the Internet-only music show “Live from Daryl’s House,” where he had musicians from Nick Lowe to Pat Stump of Fall Out Boy (and more recently Joe Walsh and Shelby Lynne) come in and talk about music – and make some, of course.
It became an Internet sensation that was picked up by the HD channel Palladia. Now Hall and his manager/co-producer Jonathan Wolfson are expanding that base to two unlikely channels owned by the RURAL TV network: RFD-TV (which caters to rural music and topics) and FamilyNet (formerly owned by Jerry Falwell). Hall believes it’s all about picking your audience, and sat this week to chat about the evolution of “Daryl’s House.”