Ryan Adams’ upcoming show in North Charleston is one of four in his recent leg of tour dates that will include performances with special guest Jenny Lewis. The two alt-country stars have shared stages a few times since collaborating on Lewis’ latest album “The Voyager,” which was recorded at Adams’ studio at Pax Americana Recording Co., his record label better known as PAX-AM. Adams, now one of the most prolific singer-songwriters in the Americana scene, came up with the North Carolina-based band Whiskeytown until going solo in 1999. Since then, he’s performed and made music with folk legends such as Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson and the list goes on.
Not unlike Bob Dylan, poetry is the lifeblood of Adams’ music, and he even vowed to leave the industry to focus on his writing career after parting ways from his backing band, The Cardinals, in 2009. He returned in 2011 with the full-length “Ashes and Fire,” followed by his latest self-titled album released last year, which spawned the hit single “Gimme Something Good.”
If you plan to attend next week, you can expect the North Charleston Performing Arts Center to feel like an intimate listening room, no matter where your seats are.
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Price: $42.50-$54.50, plus fees
More info: www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com
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