Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ryan Adams @ L'Album de la Semaine, Paris Sept 28 2011

Ryan Adams @ L'Album de la Semaine, Paris Sept 28 2011

setlist & A/S

Solo acoustic performance of Ryan Adams @ Canal+ tv show to introduce his new album, to be out next month, before his show @ Trianon on Nov 02.
Probably of the the longest session we ever attented @ L'Album de la Semaine.
Atfter Les Guignols de l'Info ( The local spitting image) we had to wait for more than 20 min before Ryan took his seat on the stage.
He then played 10 songs, some old some new, see setlist for details.
It was a real pleasure to attend a gig in these conditions, it was as if he was playing in your living room.
Unfortunately he had trouble with his acoustic guitar, an old one that's on every record he did.
Before each song he had to tune it and it took each time 2-3 minutes.
He did "New York- New York" on the piano.
After playing his ten songs he left the stage to come back 5 minutes later to re-play 6 more as he wasn't satisfied with the result, in fact 5 songs plus a cover of Iron Maiden's "Waysted Years" which sounded as if he wrote the song.

Great gig, Ryan is very talented, songs are great, the guitar playing and the voice is perfect.
He's always cranking up jokes between songs like Neil Young but the constant tuning that took ages was a real pain in the ass.

Looking forward to see him at the Trianon with a new acoustic guitar.