Watch Ryan Adams Perform Bluesy 'Dirty Rain' on 'ACL' - Rolling Stone
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Watch Ryan Adams Perform Bluesy ‘Dirty Rain’ on ‘ACL’

Also, Jenny Lewis plays “Slippery Slopes” in web-exclusive Austin City Limits performance

Last year, Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis hit the road together in support of their new albums; in Adams’ case, it was his self-titled LP, while Lewis showcased her Adams-assisted third solo album The Voyager. One of their stops was an appearance on the Austin City Limits stage, and now both the Lewis and Adams performances will be featured in an ACL episode set to air this Saturday, January 24th.

While Adams’ six-song televised set will feature Ryan Adams tracks like “Stay With Me” and “Shadows,” Rolling Stone exclusively brings you this web-only performance of the Ashes & Fire opener “Dirty Rain,” with Adams and his stellar backing band faithfully recreating the track’s bluesy, organ-heavy sound on the ACL stage. “We came here to play you really depressing music, but really loud,” Adams tells the ACL crowd. The show marks the rocker’s first visit to the esteemed Austin venue in over a decade.

The other half of the January 24th episode is dedicated to Lewis, who makes her debut ACL visit as a solo artist and her first appearance on the show in nearly a decade, when she performed with Rilo Kiley. For her six-song televised set, Lewis taps new album tracks alongside “Acid Tongue” and the Rilo Kiley single “Moneymaker.” In this web exclusive, watch Lewis and her band take on The Voyager‘s “Slippery Slopes.”

Lewis and Adams will also hit the road together for a string of dates kicking off April 30th in Louisville, Kentucky. Meanwhile, the 40th season of Austin City Limits will continue January 31st with the Black Keys and a February 7th episode starring Foo Fighters.


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