Ryan Adams and Natalie Prass cover each other during UK tour | Gigwise
Mar 5, Ryan Adams and Natalie Prass are on the road together in the UK, where they've been staging duets. (Adams has also covered Prass' "Your. Feb 23, Ryan Adams and rising singer-songwriter Natalie Prass have been touring the UK together. In addition to their own solo sets, the two have. Mar 15, This waiter in particular goes by the name of Ryan Adams, whom Prass is supporting on a number of dates in Europe. Adams, who the night.
Releasing your first album at 28, how is that different compared to if you would have been younger? I recorded two more records during that time, but I knew so hard that this had to be the first one. I definitely learned a lot about myself and went into this really dark period for about a year, questioning whether I wanted to keep playing music. But then in January right before the album release was really happening all the fear came back, thinking the record was old and so on.
Why did it take so long? Because Spacebomb was growing and going through a lot of internal changes with how the label would be run.
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I just wanted to work with these guys, it made sense and was so exciting. So it kind of reminded me of the Stax thing, but more recently of how Jack White moving to Nashville did amazing things, just really nurturing the underground scene there. Because I moved to Nashville before Jack got there and as soon as he moved there and started doing his thing it all started blossoming.
Even if I was in Music City it felt natural and meaningful to go home to Richmond. I know you and Matthew E. White have known eachother long, but was it the same with Trey Pollard? I knew of Trey, of course, he was known as the music guru, the crazy jazz guitar player and we both went to this Magnet school. So I knew who he was, but he graduated before I got into high school. So that was pretty cool. And Trey is with you on tour as well. The sound on the record, have you always had that or is it something that has developed over the years?
Has that been a major influence? I think that type of music is just kind of ingrained in you.
It's an unlikely conversation starter - but then again how many other singer songwriters spend their teenage years live action roleplaying and cycling around town with a pet bird perched on one shoulder? Prass - gamine and garrulous in equal measure - laughs nervously and tells Gigwise her tragic tale. I came home that night and I could smell a gassy smell coming out of the house.
It smelt really sweet and I thought 'Are they baking brownies? It was like something out of Wes Anderson movie or something. Like Anderson's best work, her own songwriting is meticulously constructed and has a charm and beauty all of its own.
Prass' wonderful self-titled debut was actually recorded back inbut has only just been released after her labelmate Mattthew White found success. Created in Spacebomb Studios in Virginia with the help of the inhouse band, it's one of the year's most striking debuts so far. To mark her summer UK tour and her shows supporting Ryan Adams, she talks through what she learned from Jenny Lewis, her advice for Kendrick Lamar and what it's really like when Bill Murray turns up to watch you rehearse.
Growing up in Virginia, all of your friends were into hip-hop or punk. Did you go to a lot of punk shows when you were younger? You kinda had to. Gosh this is really going back! If you wanted to go to a show, that was it: There was a place called Cogan's in Norfolk and I remember going there when I was All the girls would stand on the periphery and the guys would throw down. That was my exposure to the live music scene.
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I had no perspetive, no idea. What was the wildest show you ever went to? I crowdsurfed at a Goldfinger show with my best friend. It was pretty crazy but it was a lot of fun. My best friend lost her shoe so we had to leave shortly after. We were up there, she and I, for at least a good two minutes or so. As a teenager you tried LARPing and dressed up as both a werewolf and a banshee.
I was Persephone, the Greek Goddess of spring.
I was a fairy a lot, a princess. I was a ninja one time: I put my hair into two buns. It was just so much fun I got to be so many different things. And sometimes you're just a plain character, you're just a peasant. What did you get most out of it? I didn't even think about it being cool at all. I just liked it and did it. I think because when you're middle school - especially middle school - you're so confused, it just helped me get out of myself and pretend I'm someone else.
It just really helped with dealing with all these different emotions and things I was experiencing. It was very helpful. You start to get mad at your parents? You take it out on the field. You're wearing a Kiss t-shirt today. Are you a fan? I used to have a big crush on Edward Furlong and so Detroit Rock City, y'know? Shamefully I got into Kiss a little bit after that movie came out after high school.
I had some of their music that I downloaded on Limewire or Napster or something. But they're just so iconic - I don't really listen to it but I appreciate it. You've talked about how tough Nashville is as a singer songwriter. What's been your toughest gig? The one that sticks out was when I was added last minute to this weird 7pm show at The Basement which is my favourite venue in Nashville. It's tiny and I just love it - it's below [legendary record store] Grimeys. But there was no-one there!
I had to play another show that night and [the owner] Mike Grimes was watching.
This was when I first moved to Nashville and he was like "This girl was supposed to bring people but she didn't bring anybody. Now Mike and I are bros. You've moved from Nashville to be nearer the Spacebomb recording studio in Virginia. Who is Ryan Adams? In his Pax-Am home studio: Ryan Adams has loved playing Taylor Swift's organ Image: He's a giant of the alt-country scene and has a maddeningly prolific solo career, as well as having previously fronted three albums with the now defunct band Whiskeytown.
I think I might stop reading now Well, you'd be missing out if you did. Not because this is wonderful prose, but because you'd be ignoring one of modern music's most magical soap operas.
Adams is part musical God, part human car crash. He's originally from Carolina and honed his skills playing bars on sweltering Jacksonville City nights, and grew up into a New Yorker. He has a long history of drink and drugs, and is a heartbreaker with a long list of beautiful women on his arm. He surprised everyone by marrying actress Mandy Moore in - they split in January - and he has previously dated the likes of Beth Orton and Parker Posey. But not Alanis Morissette or Winona Ryder - which is just random popular myth.
His love life has always been a bit of a mess and there's a lot of cold roses been left on his bedside table. Ryan Adams split from Mandy Moore after a relatively short marriage Image: He now seems to be enjoying his life more, and is forcing his way into the mainstream after a magnificent career on the sidelines of fame. He'll be 40 on November 5th. No, I did not suggest he was having a mid-life crisis. He's enjoyed a whole-life crisis so far. Give me some random facts to absorb Ok. You're a bit weird, but Noel Gallagher thinks his cover version of Wonderwall is better than the Oasis original.
He loves playing pinball and often has machines on stage while he plays He has a love-hate relationship with almost-namesake Bryan Adams I don't have 29 facts to give you in full-on Buzzfeed style, so I'll stop now.
So, why are you filling my brain with all of this random nonsense?