The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach to Appear on Cowboy Jack Clement’s Final Album

2014-06-28

Story by Anne Erickson

The final album from the late, great Cowboy Jack Clement will feature Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, among others

The Black Keys have a new album in the can, “Turn Blue,” and it’s brimming with alternative rock, but frontman Dan Auerbach has some country in him. Auerbach is set to appear on an old-school country album by the late Cowboy Jack Clement called “For Once and for All.” The collection of songs was completed right before Cowboy Jack passed away in last August at age 82.

Auerbach performs acoustic guitar on a cover of the Johnny Cash song “I’ve Got a Thing About Trains.” Other musicians confirmed to appear on the upcoming album include Dierks Bentley, Leon Russell, John Prine, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill.

Cowboy Jack worked for years at the famed Sun Studios in Memphis and wrote the songs “Ballad of a Teenage Queen,” “Guess Things Happen That Way” and “The One on the Right is on the Left” for Johnny Cash. While he was known for working with country artists, Cowboy Jack also famously recorded U2 for a part of the band’s sixth studio album, 1988’s “Rattle and Hum.” He was also inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

“For Once and for All” will reach all the major outlets on July 15.




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