Personalities | The Raconteurs | Twenty-First Century | Rock
(Vocal/instrumental group, 2005–present)
Formed by The White Stripes’ Jack White and friend/songwriter Brendan Benson (along with Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler from Detroit’s Greenhornes), The Raconteurs fuse White’s guitar know-how with Benson’s songwriting panache. The concoctions are heady, if openly throwback, and those recorded for debut Broken Boy Soldiers (2006) are interesting in the way they were recorded between the main men’s projects – and not premeditated, heralded as the work of a supergroup or overly produced.
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