Fresh from being honored as BMI Icons earlier this week (May 20), Hall & Oates are gearing up for a two-day stint (May 22-23) at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. It will be the pair's first time playing there in 35 years. In addition, both artists are busy with solo projects.

Oates is simultaneously meeting with labels and mastering tracks for his solo album, "1000 Miles of Life." Collaborators include such artists as Steve Cropper, Bekka Bramlett and her mother Bonnie Bramlett, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, John Popper and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

Aiming for a September release, Oates describes the project as a "rootsy kind of thing, very organic ... the kind of record I've wanted to make. My career isn't over but at the same time this is the album of my career: a personal record I put a lot of energy into."

The seventh edition of Daryl Hall's "Live From Daryl's House" free webcast (livefromdarylshouse.com) bowed May 15. Recorded during a series of performances at the SXSW conference in March, the performance features Philadelphia R&B singer Mutlu and San Francisco-based musician Chuck Prophet.

Staged at Hall's residences in New York and London, the webcast is slated to move to his other homes in New England and the Bahamas for upcoming editions. "These collaborations have reinvigorated my music as a solo artist and the stuff I do with John and the band," says Hall.