Dan Auerbach performs in The Current studio

Dan Auerbach and the band
Dan Auerbach and the band (Minnesota Public Radio / Tylor Boland)
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Dan Auerbach performs in The Current studio
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Dan Auerbach wants to make records like RZA of the Wu Tang Clan. Like RZA, Auerbach takes his influences and feeds them into music except he takes it into another direction to make his gritty, soulful blues on his new solo album "Keep it Hid."

As the guitarist and vocalist from the Akron, Ohio duo the Black Keys, Auerbach discusses with host Steve Seel why he decided to do a solo record, the role of his family in his music career, and his favorite record that he bought in Minneapolis.

Songs performed: "Mean Monsoon," "The Prowl," and "Street Walkin'."

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  • Dan Auerbach and the band
    Dan Auerbach and the band (Minnesota Public Radio / Tylor Boland)
  • Dan Auerbach in mid-solo
    As the guitarist and vocalist from the Akron, Ohio duo the Black Keys, Dan Auerbach discussed with host Steve Seel why he decided to do a solo record. (Minnesota Public Radio / Tylor Boland)