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Published: 2011/11/25

Dr. John Records with Dan Auerbach

Veteran New Orleans piano player and composer Dr. John is currently in a Nashville, Tenn. studio recording with Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach. Dr. John first heard The Black Keys’ music earlier this year thanks to his granddaughter and met up with Auerbach the next time the guitarist was in New Orleans. The promoters of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival heard about their plans to record and booked Auerbach and Dr. John to anchor their famed SuperJam this past June.

Dr. John and Auberbach started work on a new studio album in September and plan to continue the sessions during the Thanksgiving holiday. Produced by Auberbach, who spit mixing duties with engineer Collin Dupuis, the record will come out under Dr. John’s name in 2012. The album also features contributions from longtime Daptone associates—and current Black Keys touring members—Leon Michels (keyboards) and Nick Movshon (bass), as well as multi-instrumentalist Brian Olive and drummer Max Weissenfeldt. For more on the collaboration, please pre-order the January/February issue of Relix featuring The Black Keys.


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Haneefah July 14, 2012, 02:21:51

So sorry about the traffic jam you all exeeniprced the other night I heard about it from Julie who was still tired on Wednesday. But I wonder if driving yourself next year is really the thing if everyone in the orchestra did that it’d just add more cars to the gridlock, right? I’d suggest making certain that the buses have the necessary post-concert refreshments that could be brought out in case of it happening again. Although I suspect that the police learned their lesson about escorting the buses and will probably whiz you out of Excelsior as if they were Apparating you home!What a great idea to call someone! How fun. Congratulations to Molly in Vermont!

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