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Style: Blues rock, garage rock
Influenced by: Junior Kimbrough, RL Burnside
Gear: Harmony H77 guitar, Ibanez ‘SG’
Find out more: www.theblackkeys.com
The Black Keys are vocalist and guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. The band was formed in Akron, Ohio back in 2001.
Auerbach’s love for the music of the late blues legend Junior Kimbrough resulted in him dropping out of college to pursue a career in rock ‘n’ roll. "I've listened to him so much, it's just how I hear it,” he said. “I studied him so much, getting F's in college when I should've been studying, I was listening to Junior's music instead…"
The band was apparently involved in the recording of an album with Ike Turner, unfortunately cut short when the legendary R&B guitarist died in 2007. Shame, we would loved to have heard those sessions…