Daryl Hall’s set with rockers turns into “amazing trip” for group’s James Black and Rick Jackett


NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2008—In the mockumentary cult classic This Is Spinal Tap!, guitarist Nigel Tufnel memorably explains how his amp went beyond the norm with a setting of 11. “Where can you go from there?” he wondered. Well, Daryl Hall turns it up a notch with his free web-show, Live From Daryl’s House, this month, featuring Canadian rock band Finger Eleven as special guests on the 11th, and latest, edition, which can be seen on www.livefromdarylshouse.com, starting Sept. 15.

Live From Daryl’s House has become a destination for music fans seeking the latest in up-and-coming artists collaborating with the legendary rock singer/songwriter. This month’s installment features guitarists James Black and Rick Jackett from Finger Eleven, which formed in 1989 in Burlington, Ontario, and were signed to Wind-up Records a decade ago. Their self-titled 2003, gold-certified release included the Top 5 single, “One Thing,” while 2007’s similarly gold Them vs. You vs. Me produced the massive crossover hit “Paralyzer,” which has become the 18th most downloaded song in history, with sales approaching 2.5 million.

“First of all, Daryl’s house was amazing!,” marvels Finger Eleven’s James Black about the performer’s residence in upstate New York. “Old Revolutionary war walls and a haunted cat. Then to hear Daryl transpose his classic sound over our songs was an amazing trip. Great music, great people, great time.”

The duo performed its own “Paralyzer,” “Falling On,” “Talking to the Walls” and I”ll Keep Your Memory Vague” with Daryl taking lead vocals.

The show with Finger Eleven can be seen exclusively at www.livefromdarylshouse.com starting Sept. 15 at 8:00 pm EST.

Past episodes of the series have featured a mix of well-known performers like Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall and Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy, as well as newcomers such as Austin, TX-based acoustic guitarist and songwriter Monte Montgomery, Philly soul singer Mutlu and Canadian techno-rockers Chromeo.

Daryl Hall’s “light bulb moment” of “playing music with my friends and putting it up on the Internet” has received kudos from such varied publications as Rolling Stone and the influential Lefsetz Letter.

Live from Daryl’s House has taken place at Hall’s residences in New York and London, as well as at the SXSW confab in Austin, TX, with plans to record at his other homes in Maine and the Bahamas.

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