|Ryan Adams - Union Chapel London - 27 Oct '11|
Where to start, numerous Ryan shows un
At the moment we have the cool, focussed, amiable Ryan. Fine new album just released (Ashes and Fire) and a back catalogue to make even more seasoned veterans weep.
Anyway back to the start. A healthy queue outsi
Chris Stills (Stephen’s son) provi
Ryan was solo tonight so a swift twenty minutes goes by and the great man is onstage. Much like the Barbican set, seated with acoustic guitars and harmonica and at the piano or standing at the mic with guitar, the set lasted well over two hours.
A hushed respectful, awe filled prevailed across the audience for the early part of the set (perhaps due to aforementioned venue warning as well) before Ryan himself loosen up and the banter started. along the lines of song request’s generally and people wishing to have his babies. After thirty seven years of regular gigging, I struggled to hear what Ryan was actually saying most of the time but, hopefully that will come from our other reviewer. The music was sublime.
Ryan was actually s not averse to playing requests ‘Dear Chicago’ for example and remained relaxed and un-baitable by the audience heckles throughout
We get one totally new song this evening, after a misheard heckle. I don’t think ‘Cold Sweater For A Reason’ will be heard again but, it did show Ryan’s genius to seize the moment.
So all in all another superb show from the maestro. A full band next time?
2. Ashes & Fire
3. If I Am A Stranger
4. Dirty Rain
5. Winding wheel
6. S Plath
9. Everybody Knows
10.. Lucky Now
11. Please Do Not let Me Go
14. Crossed Out Name
16. When Will You Come Back Home
17. Why Do They Leave?
18. English Girls
19. Houses on The Hill
22. In My Time Of Need
24. Cold Sweater For A Reason (Improv)
26. Come Pick Me Up