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The Raconteurs

The Raconteurs is a rock band, featuring several members previously known for other musical projects.

According to the current definition, The Raconteurs qualify as a rock-and-roll supergroup, featuring the songwriting of Jack White of The White Stripes and Brendan Benson, who are both Detroit, Michigan musicians. In the band's own words, however, they are not a supergroup, asserting that the term implies something pre-planned, when they are actually "a new band made up of old friends."

*Jack White (of The White Stripes) â vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers *Brendan Benson â vocals, guitars, keyboards *Jack Lawrence (of The Greenhornes and Blanche) â bass guitar *Patrick Keeler (of The Greenhornes) â drums *Dean Fertita (of The Waxwings) as a live touring member only â guitars, keyboards

According to the official website, "The seed was sown in an attic in the middle of a hot summer when friends Jack White and Brendan Benson got together and wrote a song that truly inspired them. This song was "Steady, As She Goes" and the inspiration led to the creation of a full band w...

years active 2005–present
origin Nashville, Tennessee
country United States
status Active
music genre Alternative rock
current members Brendan Benson
Patrick Keeler
Jack Lawrence (bassist)
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia

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