Live From Daryl's House Episode #36 Featuring the Neon Trees to Air Monday Nov. 15
Commented singer Glenn: "I’ve told all of my close friends and family that this was one of my most favorite creative musical days so far. It was a privilege to be in a room with great players, no frills and great songs. Not to mention the chance to jam with one of the seminal songwriters, Daryl Hall. I will always cherish my Live from Daryl’s House experience fondly!"
The latest edition of the Webby-winning series debuts Nov. 15 at www.lfdh.com.
The latest Live from Daryl’s House spotlights one of the year’s breakout acts in Neon Trees, which, aside from Glenn and Bradley, includes guitarist Chris Allen and bassist Branden Campbell. The band’s debut album reached #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and the #1 Alternative single, “Animal,” reached #2 at Rock, #1 at Adult and Top 10 at Pop. They performed the song on Live! With Regis & Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Lopez Tonight, with upcoming TV performances on TBS’s new Conan O’Brien , night before Thanksgiving (November 24th) and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon January 13th Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus selected it as his Spin Magazine Pick of the Week. Neon Trees also opened for 30 Seconds to Mars on that band’s recent Into the Wild tour and performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago.
Commented Bradley: “Daryl and all of the folks we worked with were extremely welcoming, professional and genuinely nice. I had more fun, learned more about musicianship, and ate more delicious food than I ever expected. Daryl is a real class act, and he surrounds himself with like-minded people. I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity I had to spend the day making music and memories with everybody Live From Daryl's House that day.”
The past 12 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 in June. That same month, Daryl took part in a special set with former show guests Chromeo at Bonnaroo.
The 35 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 and Jimmy Stafford, 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 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, indie soul diva Sharon Jones, highly touted tunesmith Diane Birch and L.A. neo-R&B party band Fitz & the Tantrums.
Daryl started the free monthly webcast in November 2007 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.