Full Show Audio: Ryan Adams Plays Telluride With Nicki Bluhm & Infamous Stringdusters

By Scott Bernstein Jul 15, 2016 12:50 pm PDT

Update

  • Jul 15, 2016 • 12:50 pm PDT

    Unfortunately, the first recording of the Ryan Adams set with Nicki Bluhm and The Infamous Stringdusters at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to surface has been taken down. Thankfully, a better recording of the set has surfaced and can be streamed below.

Listen to an upgraded recording of Ryan’s Telluride set with Nicki and the ‘Dusters taped by David:


Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams had a special treat in store for his Saturday afternoon performance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado back on June 18 as he was joined by jamgrass act The Infamous Stringdusters and vocalist Nicki Bluhm. Three weeks later the first audience recording of the set has surfaced on Archive.org. Ryan focused on material that lent itself best to the acoustic string band format in a preview of his set with the ‘Dusters and Nicki at this year’s Newport Folk Festival.

Adams and his guests opened with “To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)” from Ryan’s 2000 solo debut Heartbreaker. One of the set’s big surprises came soon after when the guitarist dusted off “Pearls On A String” from 2007’s Easy Tiger for the first time since 2008. However there were plenty of other bust outs in store including “Tears Of Gold” (last played in 2007), “Trains” (last played in 2006), “Bartering Lines” (last played in 2011) and “Chin Up, Cheer Up” (last played in 2011). Ryan also worked in a pair of improvised songs, one about blisters and another about holding the peppers as well as rare cover of Dio’s “Holy Diver.”

As mentioned, there’s finally full show audio of the set available on Archive.org thanks to taper KatjaS. Unfortunately plenty of talkers (who would chat during a set like this?) can be heard, but it’s worth bearing through the rude chatters to hear the beautiful music the ensemble made.

Setlist

Ryan Adams at Town Park

  • To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)
  • Let It Ride  
  • Ashes & Fire
  • Pearls on a String
  • Tears of Gold
  • Trains  
  • Orange Cat
  • Bartering Lines
  • Oh My Sweet Carolina
  • My Winding Wheel
  • Jacksonville Skyline  
  • Gimme Something Good
  • Chin Up, Cheer Up
  • Peppers
  • Holy Diver  
  • Come Pick Me Up

In other Ryan Adams news, the singer-songwriter kicked off summer tour on Friday night in Winnipeg. Ryan Adams & The Shining not only debuted a new song titled “Outbound Train,” but the band busted out Cardinals era gem “Halloweenhead” for the first time since January 31, 2008. Here’s the setlists from the first two shows of tour including last night’s gig in Minneapolis:

Setlist

Ryan Adams at Birds Hill Provincial Park

  • Peaceful Valley  
  • Gimme Something Good
  • Let It Ride  
  • Stay With Me
  • Improv Song: "I Was Born In 1916"
  • This House Is Not for Sale
  • Magnolia Mountain  
  • Shakedown on 9th Street
  • Fix It  
  • Everybody Knows
  • When the Stars Go Blue
  • Improv Song: "Ghandalf's Brother"
  • Outbound Train
  • Halloweenhead
  • Come Pick Me Up

Setlist

Ryan Adams at The Basilica of Saint Mary

  • Trouble
  • Gimme Something Good
  • New York, New York
  • When the Stars Go Blue
  • Shakedown on 9th Street
  • Oh My Sweet Carolina
  • Let It Ride  
  • Everybody Knows
  • This House Is Not for Sale
  • Stay With Me
  • Dear Chicago
  • Magnolia Mountain  
  • Kim
  • I Just Might
  • Cold Roses  
  • Peaceful Valley  
Encore
  • Come Pick Me Up

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