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Over the past 20 years, it’s hard to find another songwriter as prolific as Ryan Adams. With the release of his self-titled 14th solo album in September, as the usual critical accolades rolled in, the 40-year-old managed to accomplish something he’d yet to do in his career: a top-five debut on the Billboard 200 album chart. Adams rarely stays in one place stylistically, so it’s no surprise that the new record is a departure from his last, 2011’s mostly acoustic Ashes & Fire, with a grander, more atmospheric sound. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Adams has the rare ability to seamlessly explore genres while challenging himself as an artist, which not only proves his prowess as a musician but cements his status as one of the best songwriters of his generation. Also Thursday, Dec. 18.

Wed., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 18, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/18/14)