Videos: Ryan Adams Leads ‘Exile On Bourbon Street’ Rolling Stones Tribute In New Orleans

By Scott Bernstein May 7, 2018 2:56 pm PDT

Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams led a tribute to The Rolling Stones dubbed “Exile On Bourbon Street” at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on Saturday. Adams teamed with a house band put together by organizers Blackbird Presents in performing nearly all of the iconic 1972 album Exile On Main St. and ended the evening with a trio of songs from other Stones’ albums.

Bassist and longtime Rolling Stones producer Don Was served as musical director for the evening. Past Ryan Adams’ collaborators guitarist Todd Wisenbaker and keyboardist T’Ben Alleman were members of a house band that also included vocalists The McCrary Sisters, a full horn section led by Bonerama’s Mark Mullins, famed percussionist Cyril Neville, keyboardist John Medeski and drummer Terence Higgins.

Ryan Adams & Co. worked through each track from Exile On Main St. with the exception of “Sweet Black Angel.” Towards the end of the set, Cyril Neville stepped up to front the group on “Stop Breaking Down.” For the encore, Adams led Sticky Fingers cuts “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” and “Sway” along with “The Worst” off the Was-produced Voodoo Lounge.

Watch a series of fan-shot videos from Saturday’s concert:

[Sweet Virginia | Captured by Joe C]

[Let It Loose | Captured by dan0 0chow]

[Shine A Light | Captured by dan0 0chow]

[Can’t You Hear Me Knocking | Captured by dan0 0chow]

[Tumbling Dice | Captured by Jeff Spencer]


Ryan Adams at Saenger Performing Arts Theater

Exile on Main Street
  • Rocks Off  
  • Rip This Joint  
  • Shake Your Hips  
  • Casino Boogie  
  • Tumbling Dice  
  • Sweet Virginia  
  • Torn and Frayed  
  • Loving Cup  
  • Happy  
  • Turd on the Run  
  • Ventilator Blues  
  • I Just Want to See His Face  
  • Let It Loose  
  • All Down the Line  
  • Stop Breakin' Down Blues  
  • Shine a Light  
  • Soul Survivor  
  • Can't You Hear Me Knocking  
  • The Worst  
  • Sway  

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