Man-of-all-genres Dan Auerbach sure seems to pop up in a lot of places outside his famed Black Keys duo. His bio sheet includes nearly 50 collaborative projects between 2006 and this year, including production turns on A-list albums from Cage the Elephant, Dr. John, Ray LaMontagne, and Nikki Lane. His guitar has been gracing recent tracks by A$AP Rocky, the Pretenders, and Lee Fields, among others. His side bands include the Arcs and the Fast Five (the latter mainly members of Hacienda, whose records he has also produced); and his Blakroc project paired he and fellow Black Key Patrick Carney with various hip-hop and R&B performers, including Mos Def and Q-Tip. His track “Standing in the Rain,” recorded with Action Bronson and Mark Ronson, was probably the only good thing in the 2016 multiplex mess known as Suicide Squad.
Auerbach’s second solo album, Waiting on a Song, was released this past summer on his own Easy Eye Sound label, and the supporting Easy Eye Sound Revue Tour he’s bringing to Observatory North Park on February 19 will include several of its featured Nashville studio stars, including Gene “Bubba” Chrisman, Russ Pahl, Bobby Wood, and Dave Roe. The bill also features several signees from Auerbach’s label, including Robert Finley, Shannon Shaw, and Shannon & the Clams.