Ryan Adams Takes Break From The Cardinals For Solo Album “Ashes & Fire”

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(Photo by David Black)

(Photo by David Black)

Ryan Adams performs a Live on Letterman concert webcast on Monday, December 5. Start time is 8pm Eastern (6pm Central, 5pm Pacific), and you can watch it right here or on CBS.com.

[pullquote quote="It was nice that there wasn't anything getting in the way of the music." credit="Ryan Adams, on his European tour"]“Lucky Now” is the first single released from [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ryan Adams[/lastfm]‘ thirteenth studio album, Ashes & Fire, available now. This is Adams’ first return to the studio since the break up of his back-up band, The Cardinals.

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Norah Jones[/lastfm] and wife [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mandy Moore[/lastfm] both offer background vocals to the album, released on Capitol Records.


ryanadamsheartbreaker Ryan Adams Takes Break From The Cardinals For Solo Album Ashes & FireRyan Adams Album CoversRyan played his last show with The Cardinals at the Fox Theatre here in Atlanta on March 20, 2009. Drummer Brad Pemberton is quoted as saying, “Everyone was a bit fried, so it was the right time to step back for a minute. I encouraged Ryan to go and get married, and have a life and find some peace; the guy hasn’t really slowed down in ten years, and he needed it as much as we did.” He married Mandy that month in Savannah, Georgia.

ryanadams3bydavidblack Ryan Adams Takes Break From The Cardinals For Solo Album Ashes & FirePhoto Session with Ryan AdamsAdams toured Europe in June of this year, and said it was the most fun he’d ever had. “I just felt really connected and it seemed to me that the people that I was playing for also felt really connected, and it was nice that there wasn’t anything getting in the way of the music.”

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Song List

1.     ”Dirty Rain”
2.     ”Ashes & Fire”
3.     ”Come Home”
4.     ”Rocks”
5.     ”Do I Wait”
6.     ”Chains Of Love”
7.     ”Invisible Riverside”
8.     ”Save Me”
9.     ”Kindness”
10.     ”Lucky Now”
11.     ”I Love You But I Don’t Know What To Say”


Don’t miss a Live on Letterman concert webcast with Ryan Adams on Monday, December 5. Start time is 8pm Eastern (6pm Central, 5pm Pacific), and you can watch it right here or on CBS.com.

109483539 8 Ryan Adams Takes Break From The Cardinals For Solo Album Ashes & FireMandy Moore in the Spotlight

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