On 'Delta Kream,' The Black Keys Pay Tribute To Hill Country Blues : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney discuss how Delta Kream came together and how the they got interested in hill country blues.
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On 'Delta Kream,' The Black Keys Pay Tribute To Hill Country Blues

On 'Delta Kream,' The Black Keys Pay Tribute To Hill Country Blues

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Something fun about The Black Keys is that they're huge music fans. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney get excited just talking about the artists who have influenced them, and which ones can be heard on The Black Keys' new album, Delta Kream.

The album is collection of hill country blues songs, including those by R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. Not only do The Black Keys pay tribute to those artists, but it's also accompanied by the same musicians who played on those original records: Kenny Brown, who played for Burnside, and Eric Deaton, Kimbrough's bassist.

We spoke to Auerbach and Carney about how the record came together and how the two got into this specific corner of music in the first place.

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