Auerbach playing with The Black Keys in Tulsa, 2012.
|Birth name||Daniel Quine Auerbach|
May 14, 1979 |
Akron, Ohio, United States
|Genres||Blues rock, garage rock|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums|
|Labels||Alive Records, Fat Possum Records, Nonesuch Records, V2 Records|
|Associated acts||The Black Keys, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Blakroc, The Barnburners, Dr. John, Lana Del Rey, Bombino|
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Daniel Quine "Dan" Auerbach (born May 14, 1979) is an American musician and record producer best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio. As a member of the band, Auerbach has recorded and co-produced seven studio albums with his bandmate Patrick Carney. In 2009, Auerbach released a solo album entitled Keep It Hid. In addition to winning several Grammy Awards as a member of The Black Keys, Auerbach received the 2013 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for co-producing his band's 2011 album El Camino, and for producing records by Dr. John (Locked Down) and Hacienda.
Childhood and early life
Auerbach was born in Ohio, and is the son of Mary Little (née Quine; b. about 1948), a teacher of French, and Charles Auerbach (b. about 1950), an antique dealer. His father is of Polish Jewish descent and his mother is of part Manx descent. His maternal cousin, twice removed, was philosopher and logician Willard Van Orman Quine, and his second cousin once removed was the late guitarist Robert Quine. Auerbach grew up in a family with musical roots. Auerbach became infatuated with blues after listening to his father's old vinyl records during his childhood. He was influenced early-on by his mother's side of the family, notably his uncles who played bluegrass music.
Auerbach described himself as a normal teenager in high school who smoked marijuana and captained the soccer team at Firestone High School. He was heavily influenced by Junior Kimbrough in college, eventually resulting in his dropping out to pursue the guitar more seriously. "I've listened to him so much, it's just how I hear it... I studied him so much... Getting F's in college, when I should've been studying, I was listening to Junior Kimbrough's music instead". Other major influences include: Robert Johnson, R.L. Burnside, Clarence White, Robert Nighthawk, T-Model Ford, Hound Dog Taylor, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Kokomo Arnold, Son House and RZA of the Wu Tang Clan.
Performances and bands
Auerbach was a member of a band called The Barnburners before forming The Black Keys in 2001. The Barnburners included Auerbach, Jason Edwards and Kip Amore. The Barnburners were a blues-based band that performed in Northeast Ohio clubs and released a 6 track album called The Rawboogie EP. The album includes the Junior Kimbrough song "Meet Me in the City", which Auerbach later covered with The Black Keys on their Chulahoma studio album.
The Fast Five
The band "Fast Five" toured with Auerbach in 2009. The Fast Five's other members drew from the band Hacienda and percussionist Patrick Hallahan from My Morning Jacket. The original percussionist, Bob Cesare, was unable to perform with the Fast Five due to a death in his family.
Dan and fellow Black Keys member Patrick Carney met the members of Hacienda at a club, Emo's, in Austin, Texas while watching a band during the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Upon seeing one of the Hacienda band members hit on an intoxicated woman, Carney walked over and leaned in saying, "Dude, trust me, that's a bad idea." After becoming acquainted with each other, Dan e-mailed Hacienda a month later asking for more demos, which eventually led them to being asked to open for The Black Keys and Dr. Dog at a show in Austin, Texas. Afterward, Auerbach asked Hacienda to travel to Akron, Ohio where they would be his "Guinea pigs" while recording Keep It Hid.
Awards and Honors
In 2010, he joined the 9th annual Independent Music Awards judging panel to assist independent musicians' careers.
Auerbach was married to Stephanie Gonis, with whom he has a daughter, Sadie Little Auerbach, born in 2008. In February 2013, it was reported that the couple are in the midst of divorce proceedings. In 2013 Barista Parlor and its owner Andy Mumma are upping the cultural cache with the announcement of a second location, including an on-site roastery, in partnership with Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach. (The partnership has actually been planned since the early months of Barista Parlor, as reported in this New York Times feature.)
- Keep It Hid (2009)
- With The Black Keys
- The Big Come Up (2002)
- Thickfreakness (2003)
- The Moan (2004)
- Rubber Factory (2004)
- Chulahoma (2006)
- Magic Potion (2006)
- Attack & Release (2008)
- Brothers (2010)
- El Camino (2011)
- Turn Blue (2014)
- Blakroc (2009)
|Patrick Sweany||C'mon C'mere||Guitar "One More Time"||2006|
|Brimstone Howl||Guts of Steel||Producer, Engineer, Mixer||2007|
|John Doe||A Year In The Wilderness||Guitar||2007|
|Nathaniel Mayer||Why Don't You Give It To Me||Co-producer, co-mixer, Guitar, Drums, Vocals||2007|
|Radio Moscow||Radio Moscow||Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar||2007|
|Patrick Sweany||Every Hour Is a Dollar Gone||Producer, Engineer, Mixer||2007|
|Black Diamond Heavies||A Touch of Someone Else's Class||Producer, Engineer, Mixer||2008|
|Buffalo Killers||Let It Ride||Producer, Engineer, Mixer||2008|
|Hacienda||Loud Is The Night||Producer, Engineer, Mixer, BG Vocals, Guitar||2008|
|Jessica Lea Mayfield||With Blasphemy So Heartfelt||Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Arranger, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, Drums, BG Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer, Hammond Organ, Toy Piano, Lap Steel, Percussion||2008|
|The Ettes||Danger Is EP||Producer, Engineer, Mixer||2009|
|The Ettes||Do You Want Power||Producer, Engineer, Mixer Piano "No Home"||2009|
|Hacienda||Big Red & Barbacoa||Producer, Engineer, Mixer||2010|
|Nathaniel Mayer||Why Won't You Let Me Be Black?||Co-producer, co-mixer, Guitar, Vocals||2009|
|Cadillac Sky||Letters In The Deep||Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Waterphone, Vocals||2010|
|Parting Gifts||Strychnine Dandelion||Guitar||2010|
|Shivering Timbers||We All Started In The Same Place||Producer, Engineer, Drums, Mixer||2010|
|Jessica Lea Mayfield||Tell Me||Drum Loop, Engineer, Guitar (Acoustic), Moog Synthesizer, Producer, Vocals||2011|
|Brian Olive||Two Of Everything||Engineer, Mixing, Producer, BG Vocals||2011|
|Dr. John||Locked Down||Producer, Guitar, Percussion & Background Vocals||2012|
|JEFF the Brotherhood||Hypnotic Nights||Mixing, Producer, BG Vocals||2012|
|Michael Kiwanuka||Home Again||Mixing, Producer, BG Vocals||2012|
|Grace Potter & the Nocturnals||The Lion the Beast the Beat||Composer, Handclapping, Producer, Vocals||2012|
|The Growlers||Hung At Heart||Producer||2013|
|Hanni El Khatib||Head in the Dirt||Producer||2013|
|Valerie June||Pushin' Against a Stone||Co-producer||2013|
|Ray LaMontagne||Supernova||Producer||2014 TBA|
|Reigning Sound||Abdication... For Your Love||Producer||2011|
|Lana Del Rey||Ultraviolence||Producer||2014|
- Fender Jerry Donahue Telecaster
- Harmony Stratotone H47
- Harmony H78 Hollowbody
- Harmony Heath TG-46
- Harmony Rocket
- Gibson Firebird VII
- 70's Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
- 60's Gibson SG Junior
- Guild Thunderbird
- Supro Martinique
- Silvertone U1
- Silvertone 1454
- Rickenbacker 360
- Ibanez SG copy
- Ibanez Rocket Roll[flying v copy]
- National Map
- Teisco Del Rey SS-4L
- Fender Quad Reverb
- Marshall JTM45 and vintage Marshall 8x10 cab
- Fender '65 Twin Reverb Reissue
- Fender Musicmaster Bass
- Fender Super Reverb
- Victoria Double Deluxe
- Ibanez Standard Fuzz
- Sovtek Big Muff
- Gibson Maestro Fuzz Tone
- Tubeplex tape delay
- Fulltone Tape Echo
- Boss TR-2 Tremolo
- Analogman Sunface
- Boss Super Shifter
- Boss Super Octave
- Nu Wah Fuzz Wah
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- "Quine Genealogy 10 Generations by Douglas Boynton Quine". Quine.org. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- The Black Keys’ Guitar Player – Dan Auerbach on the Majesty of Muck
- Usinger, Mike. (2011-05-05) The Black Keys – Modern Primitives « Americana and Roots Music – No Depression. Archives.nodepression.com. Retrieved on 2011-05-10.
- PopMatters Music Interview – Cold Steel in the Midnight Hour: An Interview with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys
-  Meet Me In The City: Junior Kimbrough vs The Barnburners vs The Black Keys. Retrieved on 2011-05-12.
- "Out of the Garage with Hacienda".
-  Fast Five concert poster
- The Fast Five, Dan Auerbach (11 April 2009). "Dan Auerbach and the Fast Five @ Boogie Festival, Tallarook". Concert video. YouTube.
- Oliphint, Joel (11 November 2009). "Auerbach goes solo—with five other guys". The Other Paper. Retrieved 19 July 2010.
-  The Black Keys Fan Lounge. Retrieved on 2011-05-12.
- "Dan Auerbach Steals GRAMMY From Pop Super-Producer Diplo".
- "Black day for Auerbach". news.com.au. News Limited. 2013-02-12. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
- Dan Auerbach’s Gear (Some of it…). Fretbase (2008-08-20). Retrieved on 2011-05-10.
- Kies, Chris (2012-04-09). "Rig Rundown: The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach". Premier Guitar. Gearhead Communications, LLC. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
- "The Black Keys Slinky Fuzzed Out Tones | youphonic". Effectslounge.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "Dan Auerbach | Guitars, Reviews, Tabs, Gear on". Fretbase.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "Rig Rundown - The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach". YouTube. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
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