Artist of the Day: Dan Auerbach / The Black Keys

posted by Matt Jarrells on 06/22/2017

June 22, 2017

Dan Auerbach's new album Waiting on a Song is his second solo record (his last LP was 2009's "Keep It Hid"), although he has kept plenty busy with his band The Black Keys.  Eschewing the blues infused rock that he produced with Patrick Carney, "Waiting on a Song"  is influenced more by folk rock and 70s singer/songwriters.  Auerbach calls the album a "history of everything I love about music", and he has assembled an impressive list of collaborators for his new album. "Waiting on a Song" sees Auerbach working with Duane Eddy, John Prine and Mark Knopfler as well as members of Memphis' American Sound Studio Band.

In 2001 Auerbach formed The Black Keys with Patrick Carney. Following critically acclaimed albums such as Rubber Factory and Attack and Release, the band found worldwide success with its 2010 album Brothers, a platinum selling record that won the band three Grammy awards.  Following that album's success, Auerbach moved to Nashville and began producing albums for other artists. Recent Auerbach productions include new albums from The Pretenders and Dr. John. Waiting on a Song was recorded in Auerbach's Nashville-based Easy Eye Studio.

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