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Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams On Relearning How To Play The Guitar

This is a Vintage Cafe with singer-songwriter Ryan Adams from 2011 when he had just released the album Ashes & Fire. Ryan had taken a couple of years off between recording his last record with The Cardinals and this one. At the time that was an unusual move for the prolific singer-songwriter, though he did put out a vinyl-only metal record called Orion. He also spent some time relearning how to play guitar after a serious hand injury. Ryan has never sounded better than in this Cafe session.

Session Setlist
Invisible Riverside
Ashes and Fire
Lucky Now
Dirty Rain

Recent Release:Ashes & Fire
Release Date:October 11, 2011
Label:PAX-AM / Capitol Records