Mayer Hawthorne and Booker T. Jones Live From Daryl's House
The newest installment of the Webby and MTV O Music award-winning Internet series, which last year made its broadcast debut on WGN America to impressive ratings, will debut at www.lfdh.com on June 15, followed by an episode featuring Daryl and Booker T. with Hawthorne as the guest artist on July 15.
Mayer Hawthorne was born in Ann Arbor, MI, listening on the car radio to the rich soul music coming out of the Motor City. He counts Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, Mike Terry and Barry White among his influences, but draws the most inspiration from Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield and the legendary Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, which he shares with Daryl. After several critically acclaimed releases for the independent Stones Throw label, Hawthorne signed with Universal Republic for his upcoming new album, How Do You Do, and is currently on tour with Bruno Mars and Janelle MonŠe.
Hawthorne sings four of his own originals, including "A Strange Arrangement," the title track from his 2009 debut album; "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out," his first single; "No Strings," released in April as a 10" single, and "Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'," a song featured on an episode in the fourth season of TV's Ugly Betty. In addition, Mayer and Daryl perform a pair of Daryl Hall & John Oates classics, "You Make My Dreams Come True" and "Private Eyes."