Ryan Adams performs in The Current studios

Singer / Songwriter Ryan Adams
Singer / Songwriter Ryan Adams (Photo: John Nicholson)
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    Dec 10, 2008

Ryan Adams may have left behind the confines of the "alt-country" genre long ago, but the moniker still tends to cling to him - despite having spent a fair chunk of the past decade-plus making music that has drawn from a broad and deep well of influences.

His most recent CD, "Cardinalogy," is his latest with his band The Cardinals, and it's been praised by critics as a continuation of the increased artistic focus Adams and the band demonstrated on last year's "Easy Tiger."

One might not describe the band's visit with Steve Seel as "focused," but what it lacked in predictability it made up for in a careening discussion about magic jewelry and tour-bus-chess, and an improvised punk ode to the Target Center.

Songs performed: "Fix It," "Magick," and "Evergreen."

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  • Bassist Chris Feinstein and Ryan Adams
    Bassist Chris Feinstein and Ryan Adams (Photo: John Nicholson)
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  • Singer / Songwriter Ryan Adams
    Singer / Songwriter Ryan Adams (Photo: John Nicholson)
  • Singer / Songwriter Ryan Adams
    Singer / Songwriter Ryan Adams (Photo: John Nicholson)
  • Singer / Songwriter Ryan Adams
    Singer / Songwriter Ryan Adams (Photo: John Nicholson)
  • Singer / Songwriter Ryan Adams
    Singer / Songwriter Ryan Adams (Photo: John Nicholson)
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