A Stunning Genre Snapshot Across Generations; Produced And Compiled By Dan Auerbach
Twelve-Song Set Unites Legendary Blues Masters (Robert Finley, RL Boyce, Jimmy "Duck” Holmes, Leo Bud Welch, Glenn Schwartz) And Breakthrough Newcomers (Nat Myers, Gabe Carter, Moonrisers), Plus Never-Before-Heard Songs From Auerbach And The Black Keys
The Black Keys Headlined All-Star ‘Juke Joint Jam’ Album Release Party At Nashville's Brooklyn Bowl This Week + Listen To Previously-Unreleased ‘No Lovin'’ From The Group
Easy Eye Sound - the Nashville based label headed by Dan Auerbach and named Billboard’s 2022 Blues Label Of The Year - has released Tell Everybody! (21st Century Juke Joint Blues From Easy Eye Sound) today; a gripping anthology surveying the current state of the blues. Featuring exclusive recordings, including a new The Black Keys song, cut at Easy Eye Sounds’ Nashville studio, this snapshot of 21st century juke joint music captures a wide-ranging collection of artists brought together by a label that's earned 16 GRAMMY®-nominations, four Billboard #1 Blues Albums, and widespread acclaim since its founding in 2017. But beyond any of these accolades, Easy Eye Sound works to preserve the blues, uplift unsung voices in the genre and, in the process, build a thriving, multigenerational community. Across its twelve tracks, Tell Everybody! serves as a living embodiment of that core mission.
Listen to the full album Tell Everybody! (21st Century Juke Joint Blues From Easy Eye Sound) here: https://click.ees.link/telleverybody
Listen to The Black Keys' never-heard track ‘No Lovin'’ from Tell Everybody! here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvpD3Q_VbFc
“Easy Eye has majored in salvaging bluesmen across the generations from cultural obscurity; this excellent sampler offers a timely summary of that enterprise …. All told: here’s the blues, raw’n’alive.” Mojo
"With the way the production is built around the artists, no one should be surprised that in Music City, Easy Eye Sound is recording and releasing blues material every bit as splendid, gritty — and yes, authentic — as anything coming out of Chicago or Mississippi."
"This is a powerful, insistent collection of artists laying down a murky groove that few contemporary artists get right. Credit producer/auteur Auerbach, who understands, appreciates, and is inspired by the music these non-commercial artists make and uses his capacity as a high-profile star to share it with the world.”
"Tell Everybody! anthologises some of the most important and undersung blues work of the last century...ranging near and far across the works of bluesmen who have greatly informed the landscape." Paste Magazine
"Glenn Schwartz is one of America's great unsung guitar heroes – as evidenced by Tell Everybody!"
Guitar World (on ‘Daughter of Zion’)
"Paying homage to the muddy roots that inspired him, Auerbach keeps the heart and spirit of the blues alive for future generations to enjoy.”
Throughout its tracklist, Tell Everybody! features masters like North Mississippi’s RL Boyce, Betonia’s Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes, Louisiana powerhouse Robert Finley and the Delta gospel sounds of Leo Bud Welch; alongside brilliant youngbloods like Detroit duo Moonrisers, Chicago-based Gabe Carter, and Korean-American Kentucky native Nat Myers. Auerbach shares a pair of never-before-heard tracks from both The Black Keys and his solo work, and can be heard with members of The Arcs alongside Joe Walsh backing the late Ohio blues hero Glenn Schwartz - a seminal if unsung guitar mentor for both Auerbach and Walsh alike.
To celebrate the release, Easy Eye Sound threw a Juke Joint Jam album release party earlier this week at Nashville's Brooklyn Bowl. The event was headlined by The Black Keys, with the band that created the GRAMMY-nominated Delta Kream album — including Hill Country blues legends Kenny Brown (guitar) and Eric Deaton (bass) — and a special guest appearance from Robert Finley. Additional sets were performed by Tell Everybody! contributors Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes and Gabe Carter.