The Red Eye Flight

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals 2/21 Boston

Posted in live music, ryan adams by huckd on February 23, 2009

The hecklers and chatty teeny-boppers who only cared about songs off Cardinology were abound, but Ryan Adams shined at the Orpheum Theater.  Highlights included a strong vocal performance on “Oh My God Whatever, Etc.” and the heavy hitter, Alice in Chains cover “Down in a Hole.” Who knew the heart breaker could play a damn decent guitar solo too? Adams was bouncy and had fun with the crowd, commenting that the Boston crowd is a consistent loud and energetic group. He is clearly at a good point in his career where he can truly focus on his songwriting and live performances, and this show was proof.

Set One

01. Intro
02. I See Monsters
03. Everybody Knows
04. Fix It
05. Let It Ride
06. Two
07. Easy Plateau
08. A Kiss Before I Go
09. Wonderwall
10. Come Pick Me Up
11. Cardinals Intros musical medley
12. Peaceful Valley >
13. Beautiful Sorta
14. Evening Joke featuring Jon Graboff
15. Freeway To The Canyon (Neal Casal)
16. Goodnight Rose
17. Ryan banter
18. Grand Island (Neal Casal)

Set Two

19. Shakedown On 9th Street
20. Rescue Blues (RA on vocals only, Graboff on guitar)
21. Oh My God Whatever Etc. (RA on vocals only, Graboff on guitar)
22. Stars Go Blue
23. Magick
24. Oh My Sweet Carolina
25. Off Broadway
26. Born Into The Light
27. Down In A Hole

Thanks to vanark for the setlist and recording which can be downloaded or streamed here.