Jun 272011

Last month we posted a Live Collection featuring Ryan Adams covers from throughout his career. It featured 46 songs, which seemed like enough to hold us for quite a while. Guess not. Now we have another from the über-prolific Mr. Adams. It’s his rendition of Alice in Chains’ “Nutshell,” released on a new tour-only 7”.

First heard on 1994’s Jar of Flies, “Nutshell” achieved even wider renown through the band’s MTV Unplugged performance. Not surprisingly given that the name of his current tour is “Acoustic Nightmare,” Ryan Adams mostly takes his cues from there…until the end where, as in the original, he builds to a searing electric solo. The wordless harmonies in particular will slay you. Stream it below, via Consequence of Sound.

Ryan Adams – Nutshell (Alice in Chains cover)

Check out more Ryan Adams at his website.

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