Ryan Adams‘ lucky 13th album Ashes & Fire is out October 15th. Adams seems to be most comfortable and most capable when he returns to the basics, and that’s exactly what this album is–lots of rootsy, acoustically driven songs with a focus on songwriting and lyrics. These are the kind of songs that don’t jump out at you and demand attention, but give them a few spins and you’ll find a spot for them. Pre-order it on iTunes, or listen below.

Hit the jump for the album stream and tour dates…

To hear four additional songs, head to the official site.

10/10 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Temple
10/11 San Diego, CA – Balboa Theater
10/13 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
10/14 San Francisco, CA – Herbst Theater
10/15 Napa, CA – Uptown Theater
10/17 Santa Cruz, CA – The Rio
10/18 Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
10/20 Eugene, OR – The Shedd
10/21 Seattle, WA – Benaroya
12/2 Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
12/4 Baltimore, MD – Lyric Opera House
12/6 New York, NY – Carnegie Hall
12/8 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
12/10 Toronto, ON – Winter Garden Theatre
12/11 Chicago, IL – Cadillac Palace
12/13 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

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