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  • The full line-up for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has been announced, and, as is often the case, featured among the performers are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, including Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman, Conor Oberst, and Dan Auerbach. The free, annual outdoor music festival returns for the seventeenth year to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and will take place October 6–8, 2017.

  • Dan Auerbach debuted the music video for "Stand By My Girl," a song from his new album, Waiting on a Song, via Stereogum. The video, about a femme fatale and the men who love her, was directed by Allister Ann, who said of the process, "Sometimes you just get lucky. A song, an artist and a vision come together and seem to align perfectly, and when that happens, it's pure magic." You can watch it here.

  • About This Album

    Nine-time Grammy Award winner Dan Auerbach will release Waiting on a Song, his second solo album, on June 2, via his new label, Easy Eye Sound. The album is Auerbach's much anticipated follow-up to 2009's Keep It Hid and is a love letter to Nashville. As such, he recruited some of Nashville's most respected players to write and record his latest, including John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Pat McLaughlin, and Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys. Auerbach said about working with his musical heroes: "Living in Nashville has definitely changed the way I think about music and the way that I record it. I didn't have all of these resources before. I am working with some of the greatest musicians that ever lived."

    Dan Auerbach moved to Nashville from his native Akron, Ohio, in 2010, and with this release, his first solo album in eight years, it is clear that he has made Music City his home. During the summer of 2016, taking a break from the non-stop touring he'd done with The Black Keys and the Arcs, he finally got acquainted with the city he loves so much, as well as the world-class musicians who live there, and subsequently collaborated with some of Nashville's heavyweights. Of the process he reveals, "They'd come over, and we'd be in a little room in my house with the door closed, and we'd just write. Monday through Wednesday we'd write, and then Thursday through Sunday we'd record, every week." Auerbach wrote seven songs with John Prine, one of which is the title track of the album. Mark Knopfler's immediately identifiable guitar elevates "Shine on Me" into an anthem. Iconic guitarist Duane Eddy is featured on "Livin' in Sin" and the cinematic "King of a One Horse Town."

    Waiting on a Song is the debut release, and marks the launch of Easy Eye Sound, Dan Auerbach's new record label which will feature soon-to-be-announced releases from other artists and is distributed by Auerbach's longtime label Nonesuch Records.The new label is built equally around Auerbach's Easy Eye Studio in Nashville, where The Black Keys recorded their last two albums, as well as the collection of famous session musicians that have come to call the studio home. Auerbach says, "Sometimes I feel I created my own Field of Dreams. I built the studio because I knew something was going to happen. I built it to accommodate live musicians playing, and then all of a sudden the best musicians in Nashville show up, and it's happening."

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on April 17, 2017 - 2:25pm
Artist Name: 
Dan Auerbach
Release Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2017 (All day)
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Waiting on a Song, Dan Auerbach's second solo album, is the follow-up to 2009's Keep It Hid and is a love letter to Nashville. As such, he recruited some of Nashville's most respected players to write and record his latest, including John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Pat McLaughlin, and Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys. Auerbach said about working with his musical heroes: "Living in Nashville has definitely changed the way I think about music and the way that I record it. I didn't have all of these resources before. I am working with some of the greatest musicians that ever lived." Waiting on a Song is available from Auerbach's new label, Easy Eye Sound.

Description: 

Nine-time Grammy Award winner Dan Auerbach will release Waiting on a Song, his second solo album, on June 2, via his new label, Easy Eye Sound. The album is Auerbach's much anticipated follow-up to 2009's Keep It Hid and is a love letter to Nashville. As such, he recruited some of Nashville's most respected players to write and record his latest, including John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Pat McLaughlin, and Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys. Auerbach said about working with his musical heroes: "Living in Nashville has definitely changed the way I think about music and the way that I record it. I didn't have all of these resources before. I am working with some of the greatest musicians that ever lived."

Dan Auerbach moved to Nashville from his native Akron, Ohio, in 2010, and with this release, his first solo album in eight years, it is clear that he has made Music City his home. During the summer of 2016, taking a break from the non-stop touring he'd done with The Black Keys and the Arcs, he finally got acquainted with the city he loves so much, as well as the world-class musicians who live there, and subsequently collaborated with some of Nashville's heavyweights. Of the process he reveals, "They'd come over, and we'd be in a little room in my house with the door closed, and we'd just write. Monday through Wednesday we'd write, and then Thursday through Sunday we'd record, every week." Auerbach wrote seven songs with John Prine, one of which is the title track of the album. Mark Knopfler's immediately identifiable guitar elevates "Shine on Me" into an anthem. Iconic guitarist Duane Eddy is featured on "Livin' in Sin" and the cinematic "King of a One Horse Town."

Waiting on a Song is the debut release, and marks the launch of Easy Eye Sound, Dan Auerbach's new record label which will feature soon-to-be-announced releases from other artists and is distributed by Auerbach's longtime label Nonesuch Records.The new label is built equally around Auerbach's Easy Eye Studio in Nashville, where The Black Keys recorded their last two albums, as well as the collection of famous session musicians that have come to call the studio home. Auerbach says, "Sometimes I feel I created my own Field of Dreams. I built the studio because I knew something was going to happen. I built it to accommodate live musicians playing, and then all of a sudden the best musicians in Nashville show up, and it's happening."

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559610

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Monday, April 17, 2017 - 14:00
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Label: 
LP+MP3
UPC: 
075597937466
Price: 
20.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597935813
Price: 
12.00
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FLAC
UPC: 
075597937497
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597935004
Price: 
9.00
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