Ryan Adams to play solo set at Disney Hall
The consensus out of the Bob Mould retrospective at Disney Hall last month: Ryan Adams' modest solo acoustic set was the most welcome surprise of the evening. It featured spare takes on Mould's "Heartbreak a Stranger" and "Black Sheets of Rain," with Adams successfully re-contextualizing the originals.
Singer-songwriter Adams seems to have enjoyed the night as well -- he's booked a solo date at the same venue on Feb. 17.
The show, in support of his recent and well-received solo album, "Ashes & Fire," will be Adams' first L.A. date since his Hollywood Forever date on Oct. 10 (which sold out in minutes). Previous Adams tours have featured a large band; his recent solo dates have earned wide praise. Tickets for the event go on sale Sunday at 10 a.m.
-- August Brown
Photo: Ryan Adams performs at UCLA's Royce Hall. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times