The Black Keys have released their new covers album, Delta Kream, via Nonesuch Records.
The new 11-track collection sees Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney paying tribute to Mississippi hill country blues songs from renowned acts like R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. The album, which was recorded at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio, features previously released singles like “Going Down South” and “Crawlin’ King Snake.”
According to their fan club website, Delta Kream “honors [the] music of Mississippi Hill Country Blues, R.L. Burnside & Junior Kimbrough, among others who have influenced The Black Keys.”
Stream Delta Kream below.
The Black Keys are also partnering with Save The Music Foundation to support music programs at elementary and middle schools in Mississippi.
“We’ve teamed up with Save The Music – a national non-profit dedicated to building school music programs – and a group of local Mississippi partners to contribute instruments and teacher support to schools in the Hill Country,” The Black Keys explain. “The goal is to grow music programs across the state, starting this coming school year with Holly Springs.”
Lead photo courtesy of Joshua Black Wilkins.