Emerging from the depths of the 2019 #MeToo scandal, Ryan Adams is back and ready to rock. While his most recent record, “Wednesdays,” was a lesson in acoustic soul-baring, “Big Colors” goes in a completely different direction with it’s 80s rock vibes. I’ve had it on repeat for the past 4 days straight (this is […]
SXSW never lacks for great music, so here are more favorites from 2016. Ryan Adams One of the few relatively big budget corporate events this year was Marriott hosting a couple of nights of music at their downtown Austin location. It was an interesting venue as the ballroom setting made the shows feel sort of […]
BOBBY LONG , Ode to Thinking beats out PUGWASH, Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends) as your favorite for the Summer of 2015. Readers’ Top 25 – Summer 2015 BOBBY LONG, Ode to Thinking (134) PUGWASH, Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends) (78) JASON ISBELL, Something More Than Free (34) THE BLACKBERRY BUSHES STRINGBAND, Three […]
LUCERO, All A Man Should Do beats out DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE, Nashville Obsolete as your favorite for the week of September 18, 2015. Poll Results New Releases LOS LOBOS, Gates Of Gold Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. […]
Here’s a spectacular version of this Ryan Adams classic, made all the more enjoyable when you see Neil Finn and Janis Ian quietly singing along.
A new location brought a special surprise – no rain. Rain, often torrential, is a Shaky Knees tradition. From year one’s mudfest to last year’s lightning storm, the weather has never been kind to Shaky Knees. Until this year, that is. The sun shone bright (perhaps too much at times, but I’m not complaining), making […]
Ryan Adams & The Shining Wang Theatre, Boston MA November 18, 2014 Backed by his new band, “The Shining,” Ryan Adams arrived on stage in Boston in his uniform of ripped jeans, shaggy (dreadlocked?) hair, and punk rock patched jean jacket, ready to rock. And just to remind the audience of his current obsessions, […]
Ryan Adams really summed up the 2014 Newport Folk Fest experience well when he said, “”Like ten years ago I was depressed and now I’m playing music with *&$%ing sailboats in the background.” The setting at the legendary festival is literally one of the most beautiful spots as it juts far out into Narragansett Bay. […]
Ah Ryan, such a great songwriter and always so, um, soft-spoken. Here’s a gem from 1997.
I hope that everyone has been keeping up with Suzanne’s survey of Ryan Adams musical catalog (parts 1 and 2; stay tuned for part 3!). Adams recently appeared at a tribute to legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist Bob Mould. Mould has provided us with legions of music from his tenures with Husker Du and Sugar […]