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Ryan Adams: Union Chapel, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 2 November 2011

WHAT DOES A HELLRAISER DO when he reaches 37 and finds little hell left to raise? For Ryan Adams, whose unpredictability has kept fans enthralled for nearly 20 years, the next step is to slow down and let a little sunshine in. Not too much, obviously, but enough to turn this show into a mutually happy experience. For over two hours, the North Carolina-born singer surefootedly glided through 26 delicate songs, punctuating them with genial chat.

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