Ryan Adams is back!
But I thought he had already called it quits-for the second time? Regardless, the newly married, newly sober musician is at it again, and his newest masterpiece, Ashes And Fire, is available in stores and online TOMORROW, October 11th. Heck, this album, though thoroughly folky/country, may become more beloved than Gold, or Adam’s last release, Easy Tiger. This rock-and-roller has gone through hell and back since he was diagnosed with Ménière’s disease, which ruins hearing and equilibrium) two years ago, and now emerges with a softer edge. Soprano harmonies by his beloved wife, Mandy Moore, track titles like Kindness and Lucky Now (not Enemy Fire, or Drugs Not Working?), and a low-key soulful vibe throughout the album signals a new turn in Adam’s life. Longtime friend, Norah Jones, again accompanies Adams with guest vocals on this album.