Just yesterday, Black Keys singer Dan Aurbach dropped his first solo effort, Keep it Hid on Nonesuch Records. With the Black Keys and now with his solo work it's always been clear that the blues played a heavy influence on his work. You can catch on record and in this recent video one of the main sources of that inspiration, his uncle, James Quine (who Dan credits for teaching him how to sing and play guitar). Auerbach & Quine sit down to play a track off the disc, “Trouble Weighs a Ton,” in Dan’s Akron, OH studio, which happens to also be where he produced Jessica Lea Mayfield’s record and also for the band Hacienda, who will be Dan’s backing band on his upcoming tour.
DAN AUERBACH ON TOUR
Feb 28 - 9:30 Club - Washington DC, Washington DC
Mar 1 - Paradise Club - Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 2 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, New York
Mar 3 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, New York
Mar 5 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio
Mar 6 - Metro - Chicago, Illinois
Mar 7 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 10 - The Showbox - Seattle, Washington
Mar 11 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, Oregon
Mar 13 - Bimbo’s - San Francisco, California
Mar 14 - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, California
Dan Auerbach on myspace.