This acoustic performance on ACL of “Gimme Something Good” is emotional perfection. It deserves your full attention and abundant respect.

Ryan Adams is a worthy NC Artist for your home collection

Every time Ryan Adams thinks he’s out, he pulls himself back in. It turns out the follow-up to 2011’s Ashes & Fire isn’t the completed album he made with Glyn Johns but a self-produced collection of songs recorded at Adams’ recording studio, PAX AM. (Some tunes were coproduced with Mike Viola.) The mercurial singer/songwriter who broke up his band (The Cardinals), flirted with retirement, and formed a punk group sounds plenty much like the Ryan Adams we’ve come to expect. The alt-country sounds are scrubbed down for an electric guitar-based heartland rock that gets a touch of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, thanks to the involvement of longtime Petty organist Benmont Tench. “Shadows” is the loudest cry in the dark, with Adams’ guitars ringing and clashing over Tal Wilkenfeld’s stalking bassline. “Feels Like Fire” follows up the existential ache, with Johnny Depp playing guitar and adding a backing vocal. “I Just Might” pulses with a hint of Bruce Springsteen’s “State Trooper.”

 

RYAN ADAMS: Live on Letterman (2011) WEBCAST


 
Live on Letterman Webcast promoting the album “Ashes & Fire” (2011)
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If I Am A Stranger (Live At Carnegie Hall / 11/15/2014)
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Ryan Adams new album ‘Wednesdays’ is now available to stream everywhere!

The first album release in a trilogy, ‘Wednesdays’ arrived with ease when the prolific singer-songwriter was in New York a few winters back working on another album. For Adams, ‘Wednesdays’ is very much a “back to basics songwriter experience” as he explored the infinite possibilities of the piano and guitar, bared his soul and instead of trying to force a narrative, let the experience be what it was and accept something entirely different. The narrative is personal and intimate. His raw, powerful vocals and brutally honest lyrics are showcased in his own inimitable style.

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