Dan Auerbach

Daniel Quine Auerbach (born May 14, 1979) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer, best known as the guitarist and vocalist of the Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio.


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Dan Auerbach and the Black Keys have been central to keeping the flame of rock alive in the 21st century, making their music ring out beyond the homes of the longtime fans of that music and having managed to convert more than one millennial to the religion of rock & roll and guitars. That is just one reason why we would hold him in the highest esteem, but there is much more: because in a place where we adore the six strings, we also find specially fascinating a guy with incredibly varied, and surprising, taste at the time of choosing his models.

Auerbach makes some use of sliding to add some flavor to his songs (Get Yourself Together; The Lengths; Hold Me In Your Arms). Layering guitars. Black Keys are a two piece with Dan Auerbach providing guitar, bass and vocal duties. Recordings have at least two guitars playing alongside one another which make the song sound more complex but it really him recording himself twice.