This summer’s SuperJam at Bonnaroo won’t be the only collaboration between rock piano legend Dr. John and the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, as news arrived today that the pair are recording an album together in Nashville. According to Jambands, the 71-year-old New Orleans icon — born Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. — will release the LP next year under his stage name, Dr. John. Auerbach is producing the record, which will be co-mixed and engineered by Collin Dupuis.
What’s more, they’ve enlisted quite the impressive lineup of backup musicians, such as Daptone regulars Leon Michels and Nick Movshon, in addition to Brian Olive and Max Weissenfeldt. (Something tells me that the “Lonely Boy” singer will be contributing a few guitar riffs as well.)
Few other details are known at the moment, as the pair are still working on the LP in Tennessee where they began putting tunes to tape back in September. In the meantime, let’s enjoy a little preview via this clip of their live team-up in June: