Monday September 28, 2020

Audio: The life of Ryan

Debilitating ear diseases, emulating the Smiths, trying to solve a murder in his hometown: it's all in a year's work for Ryan Adams, writes John Walshe.

21st September, 2014
Ryan Adams: There is a time when an artist sometimes flees from the work' Picture: Getty Images

Taking three years to create an album isn’t unusual for most artists, but for Ryan Adams it seems an eternity. The North Carolina-born singer-songwriter unleashed 13 albums between 2000 and 2011, when his phenomenal output was the very definition of prolific. His new self-titled 14th solo album is his first new material since 2011’s Ashes & Fire, but it’s not a case of him slowing to the pace the rest of us mortals operate at....

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