Never one to let the dust settle under his boots, Ryan Adams‘ newest release with The Cardinals is coming on October 23.
The Follow The Lights EP (Lost Highway) will offer a brand new tune, an official studio version of his Willie-Nelson-loaned “Blue Hotel” (LOVE that song), and a couple older songs re-recorded & an Alice in Chains cover. Tasty.
Follow The Lights EP tracklist
1. Follow The Lights (new song)
2. My Love For You Is Real (older song, never released)
3. Blue Hotel (first official Ryan release, recorded live in studio)
4. Dear John (from JCN, new version live in studio)
5. This Is It (Cardinals version, live in studio – originally on RnR)
6. Down In A Hole (Alice In Chains cover, live in studio)
7. If I Am A Stranger (originally on Cold Roses, live in studio)
Forget girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, EPs really are one of my favorite things. I love how the best ones possess that perfectly digestible sense of flow and pull throughout the six or seven songs. Like one of those mini-desserts in a shot glass, or tapas.
To win the new Ryan EP, let’s talk in the comments what your favorite EP is and why you love it. Make sure I have a way to contact you (and you may want to spell out the email addy — not sure if that fools the spambots, but it’s worth a try), and the contest will go until Tuesday, so the winners might even get the EP before the street date? We’ll see.
TWO winners will be chosen; I haven’t yet decided whether to pick winners on merit or randomly. But you can’t win unless you enter, so DO IT.
Oct 13 â€“ North Charleston, SC â€“ N. Charleston Perf. Arts Ctr
Oct 14 â€“ Atlanta GA â€“ Fox Theater
Oct 15 â€“ Birmingham AL â€“ Alabama Theatre
Oct 17 â€“ Mobile AL â€“ Saenger Theatre
Oct 18 â€“ Houston TX â€“ Verizon Wireless Theatre
Oct 19 â€“ Dallas TX â€“ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Oct 21 â€“ Tulsa OK â€“ Cain’s Ballroom
Oct 23 â€“ Nashville TN â€“ War Memorial Auditorium
Oct 24 â€“ Indianapolis IN â€“ Murat Theater
Oct 25 â€“ Columbus OH â€“ Lifestyles Community Pavilion
Oct 27 â€“ Lakewood OH â€“ Lakewood Civic Auditorium
Oct 29 â€“ Pittsburgh PA â€“ Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland
Oct 30 â€“ Washington DC â€“ D.A.R. Constitution Hall
Oct 31 â€“ New York NY â€“ Hammerstein Ballroom