Life Is Good Festival Announces 2013 Lineup Including Hall & Oates, Jack Johnson, The Roots, and More
... is Good Kids Foundation which makes this concert spree a naturally optimistic and positive environment for all who choose to take part. Do yourself a favor and jump on the Life is Good Festival bandwagon. Check out the full festival line up below. Life Is Good 2013 Line Up Saturday, Sept. 21 Daryl Hall & John Oates
The Roots Dawes Trampled By Turtles Thao and the Get Down Stay Down Lake Street Dive Jesse Dee Sunday, Sept. 22 Jack Johnson Amos Lee Preservation Hall Jazz Band Good Old War Delta Rae Bahamas Kids Acts - Both Days Yo Gabba Gabba! Recess Monkey Josh and The JamtonesTweet Life Is Good Festival Announces 2013 Lineup Including Hall & Oates
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Life Is Good Festival - Jack Johnson, The Roots, Hall & Oates
... curate live acoustic performances at the fest's Life is good Coffee House.Organizers aim to raise funds for children's charity the Life is Good Kids Foundation. Tickets are available at lifeisgood.com/festival for $65 each day or $120 for a two-day pass.Life Is Good Festival 2013 Lineup:Saturday, September 21 Daryl Hall & John Oates
The Roots Dawes Trampled By Turtles Thao and the Get Down Stay Down Lake Street Dive Jesse DeeSunday, September 22 Jack Johnson Amos Lee Preservation Hall Jazz Band Good Old War Delta Rae BahamasKids Acts - Sept. 21 and 22Yo Gabba Gabba! Recess Monkey Josh and The JamtonesWatch the Life Is Good Festival 2013 lineup video:[Hat Tip - Billboard.com] Life Is Good Festival - Jack Johnson, The Roots, Hall & Oates
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... Credit: Emmet Malloy Fresh off a last-minute headlining set at Bonnaroo, Jack Johnson will also be a star player at the Life Is Good Festival -- a two-day, kid-friendly fundraiser in Canton, Mass. which donates 100% of its profits to childrens' causes. Johnson will be joined Amos Lee, Hall and Oates
, the Roots, Dawes, Delta Rae, and the Preservation Hall Band, among others. (Specifically for the kids, there's also Yo Gabba Gabba, Recess Monkey and Josh and the Jamtones). Besides musical acts, the event will have arts and crafts and hands-on games to keep little ones busy. Last year's festival, headlined by Dave Matthews, raised over $1 million. Click here for ticket info, and find the full lineup after the jump: Saturday: Daryl Hall & John Oates
The Roots Dawes Trampled By Turtles Thao and the Get Down Stay Down Lake Street Dive Jesse Dee Sunday: Jack Johnson Amos Lee Preservation Hall Jazz Band Good Old War Delta Rae Bahamas Kids Acts - Both Days: Yo Gabba Gabba! Recess Monkey Josh and The Jamtones Read more: Mumford & Sons cancel Bonnaroo performance Bonnaroo 2012: EW Exclusive Pics! Bill Hader dances on 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO Life is Good Festival will feature Jack Johnson, Hall & Oates
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Hall & Oates (1972-)
Daryl Hall (vocals, guitar, keyboards)
John Oates (vocals, guitar)
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Hall & Oates are the best-selling duo of all time, surpassing The Everly Brothers in 1984. They have had 14 Top-10 singles and 5 #1's on the American charts. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Hall is the much more visible member of the group, as he handles most of their songwriting and lead vocals. While Oates tends to pursue interests outside of music (like skiing), Hall is often active with other projects: he's released several solo albums, performed on Eric Clapton's Journeyman
album, and sang on "We Are The World
." Oates has made other musical contributions - he co-wrote the Icehouse hit "Electric Blue
" - but it's become a bit of a joke how Hall tends to dominate the spotlight. Saturday Night Live
did a bit poking fun of Oates for doing the hand claps on "Private Eyes
Hall and Oates are from Philadelphia. They met while attending Temple University. They were in different bands and met when they were both on the bill (along with the Five Stairsteps and Howard Tate) to play a record hop held by a local radio station. The show was in West Philadelphia, and before it started a fight broke out and everyone scattered. John and Daryl got out through a service elevator, which is how they met.
Hall's birth name in Daryl Hohl.
They have some serious credentials in the world of Soul music. Hall sang with the soon-to-be-famous producers Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Thom Bell on a single for Kenny Gamble & the Romeos. The duo has inducted both The Temptations and Smokey Robinson into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and their hit "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
" was one of the few songs by a white group to hit #1 on the R&B charts.
The "Hall & Oates" name is a media creation; they've always billed themselves as Daryl Hall and John Oates, which is how it appears on their albums.
In our interview with John Oates
, he said that a lot of people assume he was "born with a mustache singing 'Maneater.'" He points out that he had a wide variety of influences. Said Oates: "I started playing guitar at 5 years old. By the time I met Daryl at 19, I was playing for what, 14 years? So during that 14-year period, a lot of stuff happened. Fourteen years is a whole lifetime for a lot of musicians. I played in bands, I played solo folk and folk blues and coffee houses, I played in blues bands, played in R&B bands, all sorts of things."
Oates went through a rough divorce in the late '80s where he lost a good chunk of his fortune. Shaving his famous mustache was symbolic of leaving his past behind: he moved out of New York, sold all his stuff, and moved to Aspen, Colorado where he got his life back together.
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