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Dan Auerbach

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Dan Auerbach (born Daniel Quine Auerbach on 14 May 1979 in Akron, Ohio) is an American musician. A multi-instrumentalist, Auerbach is best-known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a / group from Akron, Ohio.

Auerbach grew up in a family with musical roots. His second cousin once removed was the late guitarist Robert Quine, an American guitarist known for his innovative guitar solos. Auerbach became infatuated with blues music during his childhood after being exposed to old records by his father. Auerbach often uses an index finger fingerpick along with his thumb to play chords, a technique similar to many earlier blues players.

Formerly of the three piece Akron band The Barnburners from 2000 until 2002, Auerbach formed The Black Keys with drummer Patrick Carney.

Auerbach released a solo album - Keep It Hid - in 2009. Auerbach played most of the instruments on the album, with his cousin James Quine contributing rhythm guitar on two songs and harmony vocals on two more.

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  • isitbeer30yet

    @ssafikmetal: what are you talkin' about brah? His music is TBK. Try listening to something they don't play on the radio by TBK... you'll understand

    28 Jul 12:58pm Reply
  • Funhouse125

    The coolest guy ever. Kickass guitar player, kickass lyricist, kick ass songwriter, kickass beard. [23]

    25 Jul 5:08am Reply
  • dangerline_

    The coolest guy ever. Kickass guitar player, kickass lyricist, kick ass songwriter, kickass beard. [22]

    24 Jul 10:31pm Reply
  • burningwaffles

    THANKS FOR PRODUCING ULTRAVIOLENCE

    23 Jul 6:16am Reply
  • hennerikus

    Happy Birthday, Dan..Turn Blue, what can I say, you guys are making history!

    14 May 4:02am Reply
  • Clemente96

    The coolest guy ever. Kickass guitar player, kickass lyricist, kick ass songwriter, kickass beard. [21]

    20 Apr 5:04pm Reply
  • I-am-wuffy

    Amazing guitar, awesome lyrics and that beard ... oh GOD, what a combo ! ROUGH !

    15 Apr 2:26pm Reply
  • lonkalju

    Real talent. We're lucky to have an artist like this nowadays[2]

    6 Mar 11:29am Reply
  • agnessilvap

    The coolest guy ever. Kickass guitar player, kickass lyricist, kick ass songwriter, kickass beard. [20]

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ssafikmetal

    Meh, his music sucks comparing to TBK :(

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • journeyousglory

    trouble weighs a ton, and thank you dan for this song

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Anabel_arg

    Real talent. We're lucky to have an artist like this nowadays

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • isitbeer30yet

    @fauxtronic: I can't argue with that.

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • fauxtronic

    My favourite living guitarist. <3

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • BillyShears87

    So long, I’m goin’, goin’ home…

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • niccompton

    Absolutely inspirational, such raw music should be worshiped!!!

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
  • chilledvibes

    New album please!!!

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • inarockworld

    Happy Birthday Dan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • songfactslastfm

    "Dan Auerbach is a very cool guy. I hadn't done a regular track in so many years, but he gave me a chance to take some lyricals and figure out ways to make it work with a track in a different way than I usually do." - Meet the frankly legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr, better known to the music world as Dr. John: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/dr_john/

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Dashmag

    Genius

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
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