Interview: Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys

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Dan Auerbach (foreground) and Patrick Carney comprise the Nashville-based rock duo, The Black Keys. (Danny Clinch)
Interview: Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys
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On the day of the release of the Black Keys' new album, Turn Blue, The Current's Bill DeVille shares his interview with one-half of the Nashville-by-way-of-Akron-Ohio duo:

Simply put, Dan Auerbach is a nice guy. He doesn't seem like he's a rock star in one of the biggest bands in the land. Dan still has that "us-against-the-world" attitude when he's talking about the band he shares with drummer Patrick Carney. Dan is still a bit mystified that he and Patrick have released eight albums together!

A total studio rat, there's nothing Dan Auerbach would rather do than make music in his Nashville, Tenn., studio, whether he's working with his own band or producing others' work.

Dan is also an avid collector of old vinyl and he has a grasp of Nashville's rich music history. He was fun to talk to — listen to the complete audio to hear our full conversation.

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