Ryan Adams’ ‘Halloweenhead’
The ever erratic Ryan Adams celebrated Halloween with a two set performance at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom this Wednesday. The gig closed the guitarist’s U.S. fall tour in support of his new album Easy Tiger, which featured the seasonal single ‘Halloweenhead.’ Adams’ first set recalled American Beauty-era Grateful Dead, with Jerry Garcia inspired songs like ‘Cold Roses’ stretching to the unknown. Now sober for eighteen months, Adams joked that he was having a ‘meltdown’ as an inside joke for fans and made up a song on the spot bassist
Chris Spacewolf Feinstein’s birthday. Throughout the night, the stage was ago ordained with a lit jack-o’-lantern. The singer/songwriter switched to piano for several songs throughout the night, including the before mentioned ‘Halloweenhead’ and encored with ‘Let It Ride,’ ‘Down In A Hole’ and ‘What Sin Replaces Love.’ Adams will appear at Wolverhampton, UK’s Civic Hall on November 9 and is scheduled to release a box set collecting his Lost Highway recordings in 2008.