He puts so much soul into his songs when he performs, though. He would be a great Which Stage act in the afternoon. Just kick back, drink a beer, and listen to his pre-Mandy Moore madness/storytelling.
Post by bonnaroomattford on Jun 24, 2014 15:43:55 GMT -5
I threw this together real quick, so I reserve the right to change my opinion, as its said. (I do not own Orion, III/IV, and I have only listened to 29 a handful of times so I excluded them from the list)
My favorite Ryan Adams albums (Whiskeytown included)
He's playing some type of music festival up north either this month (or last month?) if I'm not mistaken... with Jenny Lewis (he's producing her new album). That's a good question. I would say a lot of musicians are control freaks, though. Kanye is one... Bjork is a bit of one. Thom Yorke is one.
My favorite Ryan Adams albums (Whiskeytown included) 1. Love Is Hell 2. Cold Roses 3. Gold 4. Pneumonia 5. Elizabethtown Sessions 6. Jacksonvilly City Nights 7. Heartbreaker 8. Strangers Almanac 9. Easy Tiger 10. Demolition 11. The rest in a tie
He's also headlining the Newport Folk Festival. I doubt he'd play Bonnaroo because he has said he doesn't like playing festivals, or playing during the day. While he's playing these other festivals, he's at least headlining. I don't think the idea of being on the undercard at Bonnaroo would appeal to him. I may be wrong though
Will they provide beds to fall asleep through all his slow songs???
To each his own... I am a big fan of songwriters who have substance in their music. Some people are fans of jam bands. Some people like the electronic stuff. Everyone needs a nap at some point during Bonnaroo, so if Ryan's music isn't your thing, lay out a blanket and take a nice nap while everyone else sings along to some of the best lyrics to ever hit the farm.
Oh man. I had this same thought when I saw his album was announced.
Actually... I kept hearing his songs on the What stage in between other acts this year, & kept saying how much that made me want to see him on the farm. I'm hoping all those songs was a good omen & we'll actually get him. Been a fan for years & haven't ever seen him live!
I'm going to be seeing him next week in Jersey, and I can't fucking wait. I have no idea what to expect, but he is one of the greatest living songwriters and has influenced my own music in more ways than I can count. Seeing him on the farm would undoubtedly rank among the best shows ever at the festival.
Ryan has added the following fall tour dates. All shows on sale this Friday, July 22 at 10a local (except where indicated below)
10/01/14: Santa Barbara, CA — Arlington Theater * 10/05/14: Portland, OR — Arlene Schnitzer Hall 10/06/14: Seattle, WA — Paramount Ballroom 10/07/14: Vancouver, BC — Orpheum Theater 10/09/14: Edmonton, AB — Francis Winspear Theater 10/10/14: Calgary, AB — Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 10/12/14: Winnipeg, AB — Burton Cummings Theater 10/13/14: Minneapolis, MN — Northrup Auditorium 10/14/14: Milwaukee, WI — Riverside Theater 10/16/14: Chicago, IL — Chicago Theater ** 10/18/14: Ames, IA — Stephens Auditorium @ Iowa State Center *** 10/19/14: St. Louis, MO — Peabody Opera House 10/20/14: Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theater
** On Sale Saturday, July 26th ** On Sale Friday, August 8th *** On sale Friday, August 22nd