The Ohio duo – singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney – released ‘Delta Kream’, their new album of blues covers, on Friday (May 15).
Their performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on the album’s release day saw them play two tracks from the new record.
Recorded at the Blue Front Café in Mississippi, an iconic landmark in the state’s history of blues music, Auerbach, Carney and their backing band played their versions of Junior Kimbrough’s ‘Crawling Kingsnake’ (originally by John Lee Hooker) and R.L. Burnside’s ‘Going Down South’.
Reviewing ‘Delta Kream, NME’s Rhys Buchanan wrote: “The Black Keys’ hallmark soulful swagger is all over the reclined record, largely because the songs are so closely aligned with their own crunchy blues-rock.
“‘Stay All Night’ jolts out with Auerbach’s vocals capturing the ache of the trade expertly. The duo leave no stone unturned in exploring the sound and spirit of the blues legends across this somewhat timeless journey.