The Raconteurs
2005
United States
Music group
The Raconteurs (also known as The Saboteurs in Australia), are an American rock band formed in 2005, featuring four members known for other musical projects: Jack White (of The White Stripes), Brendan Benson (solo), Jack Lawrence (of The Greenhornes and Blanche), and Patrick Keeler (also of The Greenhornes).

The Raconteurs were renamed as "The Saboteurs" for the Australian market when it was discovered that a Queensland band was already using the name "Raconteurs". The Queensland band refused to give up their name for the amount they were offered, and instead asked for a higher price from the Raconteurs' record company, who refused to pay the greater amount.

In December 2006, The Raconteurs' debut album, 'Broken Boy Soldiers', was awarded the title Album of the Year by Britain's Mojo magazine. In 2007, the album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. The Raconteurs were nominated for two awards at the 49th Annual Grammys: one for Best Rock Album for Broken Boy Soldiers, and another for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Steady, As She Goes".

The Raconteurs released their second album, 'Consolers of the Lonely' on March 25, 2008.
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