I hear you saying “Oh please! Not some more prog rock mumbo jumbo”.  Don’t worry, today will be different.  Just let me lay a little foundation first.  On my cable television lineup I have found a couple music channels that are mostly devoted to live rock music performances.  One is an MTV channel (I believe) called Palladia and the other is AXS.tv.  Some programs are videos of mega-concerts, or documentaries.  There seems to be a good mix of archival or classic rock and new stuff.  Also there are a few interview type shows that will feature an artist doing small, inimate performances of their songs intermixed with an interview session.   A couple of the best ones are “Live at Darryl’s House” and “The Guitar Center Sessions”.  “…Darryl’s House” is hosted by Darryl Hall of Hall & Oates.  Search your cable guide for either of these and tune in if you see someone you like – you won’t regret it.  OK, foundation LAID.

So a few weeks ago I DVR’d an episode of “Live at Darryl’s House” featuring Smokey Robinson and i just watched it.  It was a very good program, so I searched YouTube and it turns out many of the songs (from this episode and others) are posted there.  Here are a couple songs from that show:



I like the casual atmosphere and the performers always look like thye’re just having a good time.  Side note: If you  like Hall & Oates tunes you’ll like this program because they always do a couple Hall & Oates numbers along with the guest’s music.