May 2 - 9
Ryan Adams + Tift Merritt
Lyric Hammersmith, 7pm; Sold Out
Having received ecstatic notices for his debut solo album, Heartbreaker (Cooking Vinyl), the former Whiskeytown frontman has cemented his reputation as the best new Bob Dylan around with some take-no-prisioners live appearances not least at the Borderline last November. Expect rock n roll attitude, tender balladry, the odd barmy cover version and a goodly dose of roguish humour. Exquisite, trad-styled, US country vocals from Ms Merritt, of The Carbines, in support.