Dan Auerbach put on a show to remember, joined by a cast of talented musicians.
While The Black Keys are on hiatus, Dan Auerbach and the Easy Eye Sound Revue put on a night of music that may never be seen again. He was joined by an all-star band who are signed to his Nashville label, Easy Eye Sound, made up of members who have played with Dusty Springfield, Johnny Cash and Elvis – not your typical “backing” band at all.
This tour is in support of Auerbach’s second album, Waiting On A Song. Whilst the set started off concentrating on songs from this album, such as “Livin’ In Sin,” “King Of A One Horse Town” and “Malibu Man,” Auerbach was also joined on the stage by some special guests. Stepping towards the back of the stage, he gave the guest singers their moment. Shannon Shaw, from the night’s opener Shannon and the Clams, joined the band on stage to perform vocals on “Cold Pillows” and “Broke My Own.” It wasn’t just Shaw in the spotlight for these songs, as her voice was given the opportunity to truly shine and mesmerize the packed out Riviera Theatre.
The second guest spot of the night went to Robert Finlay who kicked things up a notch as he gyrated his way through “Medicine Woman” and “Three Jumpers” before taking a seat for the slower number, “Holy Wine.” If ever someone’s shirt reflected their personality, it was this one!
The sound and feel of the show is everything you would expect from Auerbach, with a strong retro vibe throughout. It was a laid-back show – in a good way – with a number of kick-ass solos thrown in to liven things up. He looked in his element as he traded licks with fellow guitarist, Russ Pahl.
The night was introduced as something you may never see again, but here’s hoping that the response they received for this tour does make it happen again. It’s true, it’s not every day you get to see this number of high caliber musicians who have been so deeply entrenched in music history on the stage together. Auerbach’s face showed just how much he was enjoying sharing the stage with these masters. The audience may have turned up to see one half of The Black Keys, but they left having witnessed so much more.
Event Date: 02-APR-2018