|BUTCH WALKER teams up with DARYL HALL for latest episode in web series|
|Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:55|
Daryl Hall hooks up with yet another multi-talented artist in Georgia-born performer/producer Butch Walker on the 54th and latest edition of his critically acclaimed, multi award-winning Live from Daryl's House web series and nationally syndicated TV program, premiering May 15 at www.livefromdarylshouse.com
The duo's six-song set includes versions of Daryl Hall and John Oates' hit single, 'Say It Isn't So', from their 1983 compilation album 'Rock 'n Soul Part 1', as well as a rare performance of 'Why Was It So Easy', a track from Hall's celebrated 1980 solo debut, 'Sacred Songs', with guitarist Robert Fripp.
The pair also tackle four of Walker's songs, including 'Bodegas and Blood', 'Sweethearts' and 'Closest Thing to You I'm Gonna Find' from last year's 'The Spade', along with 'Mixtape' from his 2004 sophomore effort, 'Letters'.
Butch was thrilled to collaborate with Daryl for the show, raving, "Getting to roll into Daryl Hall's compound up on a giant hill in the countryside of N.Y., then play some of my favorite songs of his with him, drink wine and eat amazing food with one of my childhood idols was something that gets marked off the list in my surreal, unpredictable life. I love my job."
Said Daryl: "Butch is one of a kind, as both an artist and producer. We shared some great musical moments, not to mention a great meal and some superb camaraderie."
The Cartersville, GA, native has produced hits and written songs for some of the biggest names in music, including Katy Perry, Weezer, Pink and Avril Lavigne. Rolling Stone named him Producer of the Year and called him "one of America 's bet singer-songwriters." Walker performed alongside Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks at the Grammys.
He has released six solo albums since his debut in 1992, with the most recent collection, 'The Spade', featuring his band the Black Widows, coming out last August on L.A. indie Dangerbird Records. Last fall, Walker 's behind-the-scenes memoir of his life in music, 'Drinking with Strangers: Music Lessons from a Teenage Bullet Belt', was published by William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins.