- Tuesday Touch of Blues Spotlight on The Black Keys.
December 3, 2019
Today's featured Tuesday Touch of Blues spotlight is on the music of The Black Keys.
The Black Keys were formed in Akron, Ohio, 2001.
The band's raw blues rock sound draws heavily from Auerbach's blues influences, including Junior Kimbrough, Howlin' Wolf, and Robert Johnson.
The group's commercial breakthrough came in 2010 with Brothers, which along with its popular single "Tighten Up", won three Grammy Awards.
Their 2011 follow-up El Camino received strong reviews and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, leading to the first arena concert tour of the band's career, the El Camino Tour. The album and its hit single "Lonely Boy" won three Grammy Awards.
In 2014, they released their eighth album, Turn Blue, their first number-one record in the US, Canada, and Australia.
Below is their song "Too Afraid to Love You".