Saturday, February 07, 2009

Dan Auerbach solo debut - Keep It Hid

The Black Keys are known and loved for their “two-man stomp,” as Dan Auerbach calls it. But on his solo debut, Keep It Hid (due out Feb 10 on Nonesuch), Dan is taking a different approach - working with a full band and tackling a wide variety of instruments himself.
“I just wanted to do the things I loved.” For Auerbach, that means combining elements of bluegrass a la the Stanley Brothers, mournful country balladry, Memphis-style R&B, fuzzed-out psychedelic rock and low-down blues on this collection of 14 original tunes, which Auerbach self produced and recorded with friends and family at his newly built studio, Akron Analog. “It’s all just soul music.”
Here's a cool video of Dan and his uncle, James Quine playing “Trouble Weighs a Ton” - the first track on Keep It Hid - in the new studio.

It was Dan’s uncle, who taught him how to sing and play guitar. The first 2 songs that Uncle James taught him were “Peggy Day” (Dylan) & “Single Girl, Married Girl” (Carter Family tune – he learned the Stanley Brothers version.)

Hacienda - out of Austin TX - will be Dan’s backing band on his upcoming tour.

DAN AUERBACH ON TOUR will roll through our area on
Mar 6 - Metro - Chicago
Mar 7 - First Avenue - Minneapolis

Catch him if you can. You won't be disappointed...

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