‘Live From Daryl’s House’ sets up shop in Charleston for Rucker

jholleman@thestate.comJune 15, 2014 

Darius Rucker, long one of the best national cheerleaders for South Carolina, joins a new partner in praising the virtues of the state on “Live From Daryl’s House” with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall.

Seven years ago, Hall began inviting friends in the music industry to his Upstate New York home to record them performing with his band. Originally broadcast online only, the show drew such rave reviews it was picked up for broadcast on the Palladia network.

Hall, who spent the winter of 2013 in a rented house in Charleston, opted to take a rare road trip with his show to the Holy City this year. The episode was filmed in the 1843 Greek Revival home of Hall’s Charleston neighbor Sarah Horton. And who better to invite as a guest than Charleston’s most famous singer – Rucker?

The episode debuted last month on Palladia and has been available in recent weeks on VH1.com. Starting June 15, the Rucker episode will be on Hall’s website, lfdh.com.

The show format usually features a get-to-know-the-guest segment, a few of the guests’ songs and a few classics from Hall’s songlist – either as a solo act or with Hall and Oates. He and Rucker perform “Wagon Wheel,” “Let Her Cry,” “Alright,” “Come Back Song,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Do It for Love” and “Laughing Down Crying.”

For Charlestonians, the highlight of the show might be the oyster roast segment, in which Hall and his band are introduced to the slippery sweetness of oysters fresh out of the steamer.

Longtime fans of the show will feel a different vibe in the Charleston episode. Residents of South Carolina might recognize that vibe as “Live at Our House.”

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