Ashes & Fire, Come Home with Ryan Adams

Listening to Ryan Adams’ new album Ashes & Fire which is just so good. Which I mean really everything he releases is always so amazing. And I know he releases a lot of material, but this particular album is really a great one, if you do not own a Ryan Adams album this would be a wonderful one to start with I think. In particular I love the track “Come Home” it’s beautiful. The guitar is impeccable and his voice with the divine lyrics he wrote are stunning.

Originally I wasn’t going to write about this album because well Ryan Adams has a million tracks and this is his 8th solo album. Many times he is equally as pretentious as most of his fans. I mean I have seen him live and he can be down right rude even to the people who love him the most. Even for this album before it released all the press which came out was very basic and right off the bat said he was refusing to do interviews which is just so him. I think he is just that way, for being an artist, he is just a behind the shadows kind of guy. Which makes it all the more weird that he married Mandy Moore.

Anywho.

He has such a James Taylor sound to his voice when he gets to the croon mode and I adore James Taylor. Adore. Excellent album. Just really, fantastic. So glad it came out, even if Ryan Adams is still ridiculous. He is a fine, fine talent and he knows it.

Ryan Adams On Tour:

10/20 Eugene, OR – The Shedd
10/21 Seattle, WA – Benaroya
12/2 Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
12/4 Baltimore, MD – Lyric Opera House
12/6 New York, NY – Carnegie Hall
12/8 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
12/10 Toronto, ON – Winter Garden Theatre
12/11 Chicago, IL – Cadillac Palace
12/13 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

He is also part of a November Tribute Concert Honoring Mould’s Musical Legacy. Bob Mould will be presenting a series of live events to celebrate the release of his critically-lauded autobiography SEE A LITTLE LIGHT: The Trail of Rage and Melody. The November Tribute Concert is sold out, some presenters include: Dave Grohl, Ben Gibbard, Ryan Adams, and Margaret Cho.

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