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Auerbach taps veteran acts in Nashville for solo album

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/12/2017 By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
In this May 15, 2017 photo, Dan Auerbach poses for a portrait in New York to promote his solo album, "Waiting On a Song." The album was recorded last summer in Auerbach’s studio in Nashville, Tenn., and features musicians like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas and Johnny Cash’s former bass player Dave Roe. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press In this May 15, 2017 photo, Dan Auerbach poses for a portrait in New York to promote his solo album, "Waiting On a Song." The album was recorded last summer in Auerbach’s studio in Nashville, Tenn., and features musicians like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas and Johnny Cash’s former bass player Dave Roe. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The recording of Dan Auerbach's new solo album was so magical he wanted to film the process, which included him collaborating with some of the most veteran session musicians of all-time.

In this May 15, 2017 photo, Dan Auerbach poses for a portrait in New York to promote his solo album, "Waiting On a Song." The album was recorded last summer in Auerbach’s studio in Nashville, Tenn., and features musicians like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas and Johnny Cash’s former bass player Dave Roe. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press In this May 15, 2017 photo, Dan Auerbach poses for a portrait in New York to promote his solo album, "Waiting On a Song." The album was recorded last summer in Auerbach’s studio in Nashville, Tenn., and features musicians like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas and Johnny Cash’s former bass player Dave Roe. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)

But Auerbach also felt he needed to keep his recipe safe. Said Auerbach: "We filmed it, but I didn't like it. I mean, I don't like to give up my secret sauce."

In this May 15, 2017 photo, Dan Auerbach poses for a portrait in New York to promote his solo album, "Waiting On a Song." The album was recorded last summer in Auerbach’s studio in Nashville, Tenn., and features musicians like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas and Johnny Cash’s former bass player Dave Roe. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press In this May 15, 2017 photo, Dan Auerbach poses for a portrait in New York to promote his solo album, "Waiting On a Song." The album was recorded last summer in Auerbach’s studio in Nashville, Tenn., and features musicians like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas and Johnny Cash’s former bass player Dave Roe. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)

"Waiting On a Song" was recorded last summer in Auerbach's studio in Nashville, Tennessee, featuring musicians like Rock & Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas and Johnny Cash's former bass player Dave Roe.

In this May 15, 2017 photo, Dan Auerbach poses for a portrait in New York to promote his solo album, "Waiting On a Song." The album was recorded last summer in Auerbach’s studio in Nashville, Tenn., and features musicians like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas and Johnny Cash’s former bass player Dave Roe. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press In this May 15, 2017 photo, Dan Auerbach poses for a portrait in New York to promote his solo album, "Waiting On a Song." The album was recorded last summer in Auerbach’s studio in Nashville, Tenn., and features musicians like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas and Johnny Cash’s former bass player Dave Roe. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)

The Black Keys leader and producer approached songwriting differently this time around, adopting the normal style in Nashville.

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