Dan Auerbach – Waiting on A Song

  • June 19, 2017

It’s been eight years since Dan Auerbach’s (The Black Keys, The Arcs) excellent first solo album, Keep It Hid, and now his impressive sophomore effort is out. Waiting on a Song is a “love letter to Nashville” where he has lived since 2010, and includes a number of local musical luminaries such as John Prine and David “Fergie” Ferguson (Johnny Cash) who co-wrote seven of the albums songs. Others artists include Jerry Douglas (lap steel), Duane Eddy (guitar), Dave Roe (bass; Johnny Cash), Bobby Wood (piano; Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley), Gene Christman (drums), and a guest appearance from Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) who plays a guitar solo on “Shine on Me.” Auerbach had about 60 songs to work with for the record but a few highlights that made the final tracklist include: the title track; a tribute to producer Rick Rubin titled “Malibu Man”; and the first single “Shine on Me”; and the Tom Petty-esque “Cherrybomb.” Right in time for summer, Auerbach has crafted the perfect, breezy, and sunshine filled pop album with Waiting on a Song. – Written by JFelton



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