Daniel Quine “Dan” Auerbach (born May 14, 1979) is an American musician and record producer best known as the guitarist and vocalist for the Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio. As a member of the band, Auerbach has recorded and co-produced seven studio albums with his bandmate Patrick Carney. In 2009, Auerbach released a solo album entitled Keep It Hid. In addition to winning several Grammy Awards as a member of the Black Keys, Auerbach received the 2013 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for co-producing his band’s 2011 album, El Camino, and for producing records by Dr. John (Locked Down) and Hacienda.
In early 2015, Auerbach announced a new side-project, the Arcs. The group released their debut album, Yours, Dreamily, on September 4, 2015, via Nonesuch Records.] Alongside with Action Bronson and Mark Ronson, Auerbach created the track “Standing In The Rain”, featured in the 2016 movie Suicide Squad.] In March 2017, Auerbach released the single “Shine on Me” for his next solo album Waiting on a Song, scheduled for release in June 2017 on his new label Easy Eye Sound.