Black Keys man Produces Track for TV’s “Nashville”
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach has produced a track for a forthcoming episode of TV’s country-music drama, Nashville. As reported by Rolling Stone, Auerbach manned the boards for “Bitter Memory,” an unreleased Lucinda Williams tune performed on the show by actress Connie Britton's character, Rayna Jaymes. “We wanted a wild producer,” said guitarist Buddy Miller, who’s overseeing the show’s original music along with executive producer T Bone Burnett.
Miller went on to say three versions of the song were cut – a “writing” version, a rockabilly version and a version played on an Omnichord. “What TV show is gonna have an Omnichord in it?" Miller joked. "I mean, that probably doesn't happen that much in Nashville, but then, on the other hand, it probably happens more [there] than it does anywhere else is the world." The production gig is one of many Auerbach has taken on this year, including work on Dr. John’s latest CD, Locked Down, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ The Lion the Beast the Beat.