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Ryan Adams Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 15



2.0 star rating Jeff from Sylvania, Ohio


Seemed like nothing more than a jam session the first 90 minutes. And each jam was 15 long. Then left when he went into his “grinch”-like narrative. Also, Ryan never faced the audience. Certainly I know that there has been some troubling times for Ryan. But the concert was a weird one and not the Ryan Adams I really enjoy and had looked forward to seeing live for the first time. Likely won’t go see him again

2.0 star rating TLH from Columbus, Ohio


Self indulgent, guitar wankerey. His voice sounded great and the band was obviously talented, but they seemed to playing to each other more than the audience. "Look how great we are." A ponderous bore, honestly...

2.0 star rating CKlovesmusic from Waterbury, Connecticut


Ryan is super talented as is his band… but it was so confusing… he spoke in a “Yoda Star Wars voice?” Super weird, crowd was odd(lots of wasted people) Long 15 minute songs like a Pink Floyd dead show? He ranted at people who were yelling out then when on a tirade how he loves Bryan Adams… walked off before finale.., band mates were like “wtf?” His show solo at Carnegie hall was awesome! We left confused and like we were kicked out last night?

2.0 star rating Tom from Atlanta, Georgia


Ryan Adams in Atlanta at the Roxy on 8/13/23 disappointed. I’ve seen plenty of mercurial musicians in my time (Van Morrison, Prince, REM, The Replacements, etc.), but Ryan seemed to deliberately ignore his audience (covered by the fog machine and low lighting) played 5 or so covers, stretched songs into 20 minute jams, and what banter there was consisted of weird inside-joke shit. Don’t get me wrong, Ryan has many great songs, we just didn’t get to hear many (if any) of them. Very good band, just not playing to the audience. Playing what they wanted (or what Ryan wanted), and not realizing they weren’t in their garage. This was two and a half hours of public masturbation. So disappointing

1.0 star rating from Austin, Texas


We were seated to the left of the stage. Ryan played the entire show from the left facing the right so we only saw his backside.

1.0 star rating Nate Byron from Waterbury, Connecticut


Overall disappointing show. Way, way way too much jamming which of course led to way, way way not enough actual songs. We were looking forward to this show for a long time and were completely let down. Ryan Adams is good guitar player and his band was good but I wasn't expecting a Phish/Grateful Dead/Rusted Root type experience. D+

1.0 star rating Joquin from Mobile, Alabama


Saw him in Mobile on Friday night. It was all very loud jamming stuff, kinda like he didn’t want to sing. He never faced the audience and didn’t play any of his acoustic hits. Was a total waste of money.


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