(Editor's Note: While Grace Potter & the Nocturnals are on a brief hiatus to recover from extensive touring and to prepare for hitting the studio again, bassist Bryan Dondero has some time to kill. He recently approached me about contributing to the blog to "get his write on." To which I said, "right on." Today, he chimes in on Dan Auerbach and the Amish. Take it away Bryan. . . - DB)
The Black Keys front(ish) man, Dan Auerbach (pictured), is leaving his cohort Patrick Carney for a brief stint 'cross the U.S. of A. in support of his new record Keep It Hid. Auerbach will be backed by Austin's Hacienda. Remember them? They were those fine fellas who opened for Dr. Dog at Higher Ground a few wiffens past. Oh wait . . . there were only 3 other people there that night during their set . . . ahem.
Nonetheless, them boys got chops and surely will provide the perfect counterpoint (and look) to Auerbach. Sadly, the closest he gets to our neck of the woods is the Paradise Rock Club in Boston on Sunday, March 1. It's a fine club though, and a short drive away if you ask me. (Price of tix includes complimentary barn-raising.)