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Just Announced: Ryan Adams will bring his new Prisoner LP to The Tower Theater on May 6th

Ryan Adams | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com

Superfans of both Ryan Adams and David Dye got an early taste of his new Prisoner LP performed live at an intimate 25th anniversary celebration of Dye’s World Cafe earlier this month in Philadelphia. The set was short, sweet and quite remarkable, and as Adams’ tour in support of the album soldiers on, he just announced today that he’ll return to Philadelphia this spring for a proper headlining date — Saturday, May 6th at the Tower Theater. Continue reading →

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Watch Ryan Adams perform a stripped-down version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia”

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Ryan Adams | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

While Ryan Adams is out on the road promoting his new record Prisoner, he stopped by the BBC to perform a beautifully intimate version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia.” As part of the BBC Radio 6’s celebration of music from 1994, The Boss’ cut from the Philadelphia soundtrack (which won an Oscar that same year) is boiled down to a lovely acoustic guitar and paired perfectly with Adam’s exquisite vocal work. Continue reading →

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Ryan Adams releases tour footage video for new “Do You Still Love Me?,” covers Radiohead’s “Karma Police”

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Ryan Adams | photo courtesy of the artist

With the release of his new Prisoner LP just a couple of weeks away, Ryan Adams is sharing some of the goods early. This week we get a brand new video for “Do You Still Love Me?,” a dramatic, classic-feeling rock ‘n’ roller that shows the XPN favorite recording in the studio and playing in venues across the country during last summer’s tour.

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Listen to Ryan Adams’ new ballad, “To Be Without You”

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Ryan Adams | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

How the heck are Ryan Adams‘ songs this consistently good? The singer-songwriter is readying his sixteenth (!) studio album, Prisoner, due out on February 17 via Blue Note and his own label Pax/Am, and while we already thrilled to the dynamic rock of its lead-off track “Do You Still Love Me?,” the latest from the album is pure balladeer perfection. The contemplative acoustic number “To Be Without You” surfaced today, and it’s another remarkably strong single in Adams’ vast catalog of strong singles. Listen to it below. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to new Ryan Adams song, watch Michael Stipe join Patti Smith in concert

Ryan Adams | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com
Ryan Adams | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com

“I don’t remember being aware of needing to hold back anything. I felt like I needed to tell a story of how I felt or what was happening internally at least, in the truest way possible. It was in the most vulnerable way I could.”
-Ryan Adams interview with NME

Ryan Adams has revealed that his16th album will be called Prisoner” and it will come out on February 17th. He also revealed the first single, “Do You Still Love Me?”, which you can listen to below. Continue reading →