For my 3rd installment of Production Hero’s I’d like to turn the spotlight on The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Dan and Patrick Carney tour tirelessly and when they can find the time they like to crawl in to Auerbach’s studio in Nashville TN. They have worked with Danger Mouse on the last 3 records and word is that they have recorded another album that supposedly will see release this fall (my fingers are crossed.) Danger Mouse can be seen in the background of the above image.
Auerbach recently won Producer of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards. He produced albums for bands like Michael Kiwanuka, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Hanni El Khatib, and Bombino in 2012. The great thing about Mr. Auerbach is that as a fan of The Black Keys, and his guitar playing, it is such a rare gift to be able to watch him work with other bands to get the most out of their music. He brings all of his expertise about rock n roll song structure, and that old school garage rock sensibility. I look forward to hearing anything he is involved with from now on!