He gets people standing up when he sits down.
He uses rock and soul music to pay reverence to his roots in the church.
And pedal steel guitar player Robert Randolph loves the Hudson Valley, where he has performed often.
For those of us in the Connecticut and New York area, the closing of The Towne Crier a few years ago was a sad day for the local music scene. We thought the old place would probably be torn down. Enter Daryl Hall and his love of renovating old buildings and Viola! the old shindigs have been transformed into contemporary music venue and restaurant.
For more than 90 minutes Friday night, former Dutchess County resident Daryl Hall and his longtime band mate John Oates – known around the globe as Hall and Oates – sent about 300 people packed into the former Towne Crier on Route 22 in Pawling into a foaming frenzy.