As he enters his final year as host of the Late Show, David Letterman has basically become a walking meme for his hysterical reactions to bands performing on the program. Yet, Letterman’s enthusiasm for certain artists extends back many years, and there’s no musician he fan boys over more than Ryan Adams.
Since 2002, the renowned singer-songwriter has made nine appearances on the Late Show. His latest came on Thursday night in support of his self-titled 14th studio album, and Letterman’s excitement was evident from the very onset. “We can’t have him on the show too often, he’s a delightfully talent gentleman,” he said in introducing Adams’ performance of “Gimme Something Good”. Once Adams and The Shining were done with their potent rendition, Letterman proclaimed a serious of superlatives — “Come on!”, “What do you want?”, “Oh my goodness!” — before asking for an encore. Adams, of course, obliged.
Watch the replay below.