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Dan Auerbach Becomes Blues 'Legend' Blind Freddy Blindman on 'Colbert' Sketch

Dan Auerbach of The Arcs performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
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Dan Auerbach of The Arcs performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. 

Also, watch the Black Keys guitarist perform “Outta My Mind,” a new song from his side project, the Arcs.

Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach stepped aside from his main band this year to put out an album from his side project, the Arcs

Dan and the band appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote the new album, Yours, Dreamily. Auerbach got his sketch skills on and riffed on the tradition of blind blues musicians. “When I first started playing guitar, I listened to all the great bluesmen: Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Blake, Blind Lemon Jefferson, but my all-time favorite is still Blind Freddy Blindman.” 

Check Out Billboard's Interview With Dan Auerbach About the Arcs

But there's a twist. Check it out below: 

Who was @danauerbach’s biggest influence, other than @thearcs and @theblackkeys? #LSSC https://t.co/pZGtEpOWTw

— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 27, 2015

The full band also performed “Outta My Mind.” 

Yours, Dreamily is out now via Nonesuch Records.