Photo by Ben Kaye
Even with an impressive catalog at his disposal, including his excellent new self-titled album, Ryan Adams has been surprising audiences lately with a handful of unique covers. In just the last few weeks alone, we’ve seen him tackle Danzig with Johnny Depp (!), Hüsker Dü alongside Bob Mould, Foreigner, and yes, even Bryan Adams. Once again bitten by the cover bug, Adams took on Alice in Chains’ Jar of Flies classic “Nutshell” this past Monday during his show in Seattle.
A ghostly yet intense rendition from start to finish, the performance was the perfect way for Adams to pay homage to the hometown band. Perhaps he’s taking a cue from Arcade Fire and their most recent cover-filled Reflektor tour? Only time will tell.
Watch fan-caught footage below (via Relix).
Adams will be on tour for the next few months, meaning plenty more opportunities for covers. Consult his full schedule here.