Daryl Hall & John Oates Appropriately Close Out Season At CMAC

Concert Review
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Canandaigua, NY
Thursday September 1, 2022
Review: Joseph Suto
Photos: Joseph Suto

The 2022 CMAC season came to a close Thursday night as returning favorites Daryl Hall and John Oates, put on an amazing performance. The show marked the first time Hall and Oates had played a show together this year. Hall had been out on his first solo tour in a decade with special guest Todd Rundgren earlier this year. John Oates also did a tour of his own.

Kicking off the evening with the chart topping “Maneater” got the crown right into the show from the start. From there the band mixed in favorites such as “Out Of Touch” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”. “She’s Gone”, the song that helped break the duo from the Abandoned Luncheonette album served as a delicious treat.

Daryl Hall and John Oates have been doing this a long time. There are not too many artists that can boast six number one hits. I would be remiss if I failed to mention the solid backing band these guys have. These musicians include keyboardist Eliot Lewis, multi-instrumentalist Charles DeChant, drummer Brian Dunne, bassist Klyde Jones, percussionist Porter Carroll and last but far from least guitarist Shane Theriot. These guys have played together for quite some time and know the material inside out and it shows how they perform like a well oiled machine.

John Oates stepped up to the microphone for 1974s “Is It A Star”. Hall commented pretty good for not playing it in a year. The band ended their main set with another number one in “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do). Returning for four more songs the band trotted out perhaps their two best known songs “Kiss On My List” and “Private Eyes”. Closing the crisp cool evening with “You Make My Dreams” served as the finale for the show as well as the season out at CMAC. It was a fabulous year and having these guys close out the show put an exclamation point on the season.

Set List

Family Man
Out of Touch
Method of Modern Love
Say It Isn’t So
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
She’s Gone
Sara Smile
Is It a Star
I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)

Rich Girl
Kiss on My List
Private Eyes
You Make My Dreams

About Joseph Suto

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