So it was rumored on Brooklyn Vegan, the secret Ryan Adams show DID happen around 4:30pm at Cafe Select on Lafayette Street. It was webcast live in the Cardinal Cave, although judging from what could be seen on-site, the laptop that was streaming the show kept crashing and the broadcast probably cut in and out.
The site of the stripped down show was a mid-sized snack/coffee shop, with perhaps no more than 100 people sitting down in the space. Chairs were brought out in the walk-through aisle so people in the front could sit down and folks in the back could see.
Ryan strolled in after 4 wearing a blue windbreaker, a rock t, jeans, dark rimmed glasses, rainbow colored socks, and his signature brown hair all in a tizzy. He and his band strummed out a number of tunes off the new album including “Evergreen” and “Fix It.”
Video of banter and “Fix It” (sorry it’s so dark… there wasn’t a lot of light there):
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