Episode 23 with Daryl Hall (Daryl Hall and John Oates) 

 OK so there is really no need to introduce Daryl Hall here. Everyone knows that he’s one of the greatest rock, R&B and pop singers ever and half of the most successful pop/rock duo of all time Daryl Hall and John Oates. He’s written some of the biggest hits of the last 30 years as well as the deeper cuts that perhaps not well as known but that are still as fresh and inventive both lyrically and musically as when they were first written. 

 But yeah I know, I know. How many people have the luxury of getting to sit with Daryl Hall at his house and pick his brain for an hour and a half, ask him to tell you stories, his approaches to songwriting, talk about influences and all kinds of info that only an “insider” may be privy to? (Dan Rather or Howard Stern maybe)? 

Anyway, the fact that Daryl is one of my current “bosses” gives me a slight advantage here. I’ve gotten to work side by side with Daryl for the past 4 years in all kinds of situations from the stage to studio to TV. 

Daryl was cool enough to sit with me and let me interview him a month or so back after we got done with a studio session one day. In this interview we talk about his approach to songwriting, the Philly sound and his influences, how he comes up with those unique chord changes that are a signature of his music, his partnership with John Oates, his great solo record Sacred Songs, and really funny never before heard stories about Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, his friend T- Bone, and much much more. We also go “behind the scenes” and discuss the Live From Daryl’s House TV show and how an episode is put together. Hope you enjoy- 

This interview took place at Daryl’s home in upstate NY- Jan 2018.

35 comments

  • Peggy
    Peggy New York
    Great candid interview with Daryl, Shane. Thank you for all the stories, very enjoyable. Looking forward to new LFDH episodes and Daryl's new album. Fun stuff!

    Great candid interview with Daryl, Shane. Thank you for all the stories, very enjoyable.
    Looking forward to new LFDH episodes and Daryl's new album. Fun stuff!

  • Kerri H
    Kerri H Somerset, MA
    Awesome interview! Great content! Good to hear your voices! See you soon!!!

    Awesome interview! Great content! Good to hear your voices! See you soon!!!

  • Cindy K
    Cindy K Kaaansas
    Great interview! Thanks for sharing the the interesting stories Daryl!

    Great interview! Thanks for sharing the the interesting
    stories Daryl!

  • Cee D
    Cee D Charleston SC
    Good Stuff!

    Good Stuff!

  • Connie
    Connie Germany
    Shane you need to mentions that Daryl is the best soul singer of all times! Daryl was brought up with soul in his heart and voice! THANKS for the great interview!

    Shane you need to mentions that Daryl is the best soul singer of all times! Daryl was brought up with soul in his heart and voice! THANKS for the great interview!

  • Barbra
    Barbra Michigan
    oops you're right thanks! Great interview but wasn't it done January 2018, not 2017?

    oops you're right thanks! Great interview but wasn't it done January 2018, not 2017?

  • Shane Theriot
    Shane Theriot
    thanks!

    thanks!

  • Kim Norris
    Kim Norris Ohio
    Great interview! It’s always fun for the fans to hear some behind the scenes stories from their favorite performers. Thank you for sharing it!

    Great interview! It’s always fun for the fans to hear some behind the scenes stories from their favorite performers. Thank you for sharing it!

  • Jeannette
    Jeannette Brooklyn, NY
    Always show your hospitality for you never know when you may be entertaining an angel or a badass guitar player. Thanks Shane theriot for letting us into your world because you guys are part of our world.

    Always show your hospitality for you never know when you may be entertaining an angel or a badass guitar player. Thanks Shane theriot for letting us into your world because you guys are part of our world.

  • mitzie
    mitzie arkansas
    Thank you so much for letting us hear a part of your world. So down to earth always keep it real..

    Thank you so much for letting us hear a part of your world. So down to earth always keep it real..

  • Svava Cushing
    Svava Cushing South Portland, Maine
    Thank you Shane! You're right, you are so lucky/blessed to have this opportunity to interview and work with Daryl Hall. Excellent interview! You Rock! Looking forward to seeing you and the band this June and hopefully in May. Biggest fan from Maine!!!!! Svava

    Thank you Shane! You're right, you are so lucky/blessed to have this opportunity to interview and work with Daryl Hall. Excellent interview! You Rock! Looking forward to seeing you and the band this June and hopefully in May. Biggest fan from Maine!!!!! Svava

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly Atlanta, GA
    Thanks for sharing Shane! I really enjoyed the interview. I found it very entertaining. Looking forward to seeing the show this summer in Atlanta! Already have my tickets!

    Thanks for sharing Shane! I really enjoyed the interview. I found it very entertaining. Looking forward to seeing the show this summer in Atlanta! Already have my tickets!

  • Jill
    Jill Charleston SC
    That was great. The story about Miles Davis had me cracking up. Thanks!

    That was great. The story about Miles Davis had me cracking up. Thanks!

  • John Carey
    John Carey SoCal
    OUTSTANDING!! Thanks!

    OUTSTANDING!! Thanks!

  • Diane Duncan
    Diane Duncan Independence, MO
    I enjoyed this. Learned a few things. Y'all are really good friends. Such an easy going conversation. I subscribed to your podcast. Got a few more I am going to listen to. Interesting take on a few subjects. Can't wait for the tour. I need to watch Spinal Tap again! I would like to know if Daryl has anyone he would like to write with? Thanks again Shane!

    I enjoyed this. Learned a few things. Y'all are really good friends. Such an easy going conversation. I subscribed to your podcast. Got a few more I am going to listen to. Interesting take on a few subjects. Can't wait for the tour. I need to watch Spinal Tap again!
    I would like to know if Daryl has anyone he would like to write with?
    Thanks again Shane!

  • Bridgette
    Bridgette Indiana
    Finally!!! an interview that gave us a new outlook on who Daryl is.It was nice to hear his voice that he's healthy, and funny .I'm also a fan of Jackie Gleason .We've heard him in other interviews but they always ask the same questions this time it was enjoyable to sit there for an hour or however long this interview was. Awesome. thank you for taking the time and yes you guys are great. And yes I hope to see you one day again. And it won't be in my imagination hopefully it'll be something more meaningful awesome and true.Brie...

    Finally!!! an interview that gave us a new outlook on who Daryl is.It was nice to hear his voice that he's healthy, and funny .I'm also a fan of Jackie Gleason .We've heard him in other interviews but they always ask the same questions this time it was enjoyable to sit there for an hour or however long this interview was. Awesome. thank you for taking the time and yes you guys are great. And yes I hope to see you one day again. And it won't be in my imagination hopefully it'll be something more meaningful awesome and true.Brie...

  • Sherry
    Sherry Union, KY
    Wow! That hour flew by. Thanks for the entertaining interview of my all-time favorite.

    Wow! That hour flew by. Thanks for the entertaining interview of my all-time favorite.

  • Tonya
    Tonya Minneapolis
    Thank you for an eye into Daryl Hall. Great platform.

    Thank you for an eye into Daryl Hall. Great platform.

  • Ross
    Ross Australia
    Thanks Shane, another great interview. I really enjoy these... Whilst talking things Daryl, are we going to see any new episodes of LFDH this year?

    Thanks Shane, another great interview. I really enjoy these...

    Whilst talking things Daryl, are we going to see any new episodes of LFDH this year?

  • Leigh
    Leigh South Carolina
    Thanks for a great interview! I hope the solo tour Daryl mentioned happens and of course selfishly hope it is in his new place to hang out down south.

    Thanks for a great interview! I hope the solo tour Daryl mentioned happens and of course selfishly hope it is in his new place to hang out down south.

  • Evelyn
    Evelyn NYC
    Shane, Awesome interview. Love hearing about those behind the scene stories. Wish I could have been there with you guys. Is there video? Post it.

    Shane, Awesome interview. Love hearing about those behind the scene stories. Wish I could have been there with you guys. Is there video? Post it.

  • Heidi
    Heidi Hamden, CT
    I loved this Shane!!! So great to hear Daryl relaxed and at home telling great stories. I am smiling while I am listening to this, it is just so cool. xoxo

    I loved this Shane!!! So great to hear Daryl relaxed and at home telling great stories.
    I am smiling while I am listening to this, it is just so cool.
    xoxo

  • Joan Watkins
    Joan Watkins Saint Petersburg Florida
    That was a very interesting and down to earth interview with Daryl, Shane. I learned things about the both of you that I didn't know before. I'm so looking forward to Daryl's new album. See you both in Tampa and Orlando!

    That was a very interesting and down to earth interview with Daryl, Shane. I learned things about the both of you that I didn't know before. I'm so looking forward to Daryl's new album. See you both in Tampa and Orlando!

  • Jeane Cole
    Jeane Cole Orlando, FL
    Wow, Thanks Shane for conducting such an informative interview and to Daryl for being so candid and real!! Loved it. You might think that all of your fans want to hear the "hits" at your concerts but I know a lot of true fans who would love for you to "go deep" into the catalog and bring out some "new old hits". I've been to see you many times and while I love all of your songs, I really like the ones that weren't as popular and I believe if people heard them they would love them too and would not be disappointed with the set list. I personally love all of Daryl's solo stuff even more so can't wait for a new album and a solo tour. So glad to hear all the funny stories. Daryl, I think I'm so lucky to have grown up in the time of the best music ever, can't imagine how wonderful it must be to have the memories of being an integral part of it all. Thanks again for sharing. I wish Love, Peace and Soul to Shane, Daryl and the rest of the LFDH band. You are all amazing musicians so please keep on playing.

    Wow, Thanks Shane for conducting such an informative interview and to Daryl for being so candid and real!! Loved it. You might think that all of your fans want to hear the "hits" at your concerts but I know a lot of true fans who would love for you to "go deep" into the catalog and bring out some "new old hits". I've been to see you many times and while I love all of your songs, I really like the ones that weren't as popular and I believe if people heard them they would love them too and would not be disappointed with the set list. I personally love all of Daryl's solo stuff even more so can't wait for a new album and a solo tour. So glad to hear all the funny stories. Daryl, I think I'm so lucky to have grown up in the time of the best music ever, can't imagine how wonderful it must be to have the memories of being an integral part of it all. Thanks again for sharing. I wish Love, Peace and Soul to Shane, Daryl and the rest of the LFDH band. You are all amazing musicians so please keep on playing.

  • pam smailes
    pam smailes uk
    I loved this interview, been a fan for 45 year and still love listening to the stories that Daryl has to tell, just a fun guy. Saw him and John in London October 17 at the O2 and had a great night and was buzzing at the end of the night, such a great thrill a long time coming

    I loved this interview, been a fan for 45 year and still love listening to the stories that Daryl has to tell, just a fun guy.

    Saw him and John in London October 17 at the O2 and had a great night and was buzzing at the end of the night, such a great thrill a long time coming

  • JoanLooby
    JoanLooby Wantagh, NY
    This interview was GREAT!! Thank you Shane and of course Daryl. Can't wait to see new LFDH episodes and to hear Daryl's up and coming album. I've seen Daryl in concert many times and have even met him a few times (O My!!) Would love to see him up close again some time.

    This interview was GREAT!! Thank you Shane and of course Daryl. Can't wait to see new LFDH episodes and to hear Daryl's up and coming album. I've seen Daryl in concert many times and have even met him a few times (O My!!) Would love to see him up close again some time.

  • lewis mcvay
    lewis mcvay Calif
    great interview ...

    great interview ...

  • Amy A.
    Amy A. Asheville
    Thanks Shane, That was really fun to listen to. I love the stories. Do a part II ?

    Thanks Shane,
    That was really fun to listen to. I love the stories. Do a part II ?

  • Nancy Gibson
    Nancy Gibson Nashville
    Loved this! I never get tired of hearing artists stories. My neighbor was Hank Williams Sr.'s Steele player. He has the greatest stories ever. Thanks so much.

    Loved this! I never get tired of hearing artists stories. My neighbor was Hank Williams Sr.'s Steele player. He has the greatest stories ever. Thanks so much.

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  • Sharon
    Sharon SC
    This is the kind of thing that would be great on a H&O Sirius channel -- old, new, covered music, LFDH collaborations, interviews, music from the band members that they want to get out in front of people.... It would be great and you could go days without repeats.

    This is the kind of thing that would be great on a H&O Sirius channel -- old, new, covered music, LFDH collaborations, interviews, music from the band members that they want to get out in front of people.... It would be great and you could go days without repeats.

  • Dawna Diaz
    Dawna Diaz Rocklin, ca
    Shane I’ve been so out of the H & O loop the last 2 yrs I missed this when it went up 2 months ago. Well done, both if you. You’ve been a great addition to the band. Best wishes, Shane! Dawna

    Shane
    I’ve been so out of the H & O loop the last 2 yrs I missed this when it went up 2 months ago. Well done, both if you. You’ve been a great addition to the band. Best wishes, Shane!
    Dawna

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  • Kaye
    Kaye Louisville Kentucky
    Love your interview. Love for you to come to Kentucky for a concert

    Love your interview. Love for you to come to Kentucky for a concert

  • Barbra
    Barbra Michigan
    Excellent interview.

    Excellent interview.

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