July 4, 2003

Happy Fourth of July!  Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin performed in New York City’s Battery Park as part of the free Downtown River to River Festival 2003. On a beautiful sunny summer day a huge crowd came and had a great time. Jesse opened the show with his band and then Ryan hit the stage with his group, the Pinkhearts.

 

Jesse warms up before the show.

Jesse warms up before the show.

Jesse Malin before his performance at the Downtown River to River Festival in New York City's Battery Park on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Before going on, Jesse shares a beer with his manager Diane Gentile.

Before going on, Jesse shares a beer with his manager Diane Gentile.

Jesse Malin and Diane Gentile at the Downtown River to River Festival in New York City's Battery Park on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Jesse starts his show and talks to the crowd.

Jesse starts his show and talks to the crowd.

Jesse Malin performing at the Downtown River to River Festival in New York City's Battery Park on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Jesse looks like he's enjoying himself.

Jesse looks like he’s enjoying himself.

Jesse Malin performing at the Downtown River to River Festival in New York City's Battery Park on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Between sets, Ryan and Jesse relax in the air-conditioned van.

Ryan Adams, & Jesse Malin, NYC, - 2003
Between sets, Ryan and Jesse relax in the air-conditioned van.
Between sets, Ryan and Jesse relax in the air-conditioned van.

Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin at the Downtown River to River Festival in New York City's Battery Park on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Ryan shows he knows it's the Fourth of July and Jesse tips his hat to that.

Ryan shows he knows it’s the Fourth of July and Jesse tips his hat to that.

Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin at the Downtown River to River Festival in New York City's Battery Park on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Wearing a New York T-shirt, Ryan steps up to the mic.

Wearing a New York T-shirt, Ryan steps up to the mic.

Ryan Adams performing at the Downtown River to River Festival in New York City's Battery Park on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Ryan gets into his singing. His set included his hit song, "New York, New York" as well as "Answering Bell" and one of my favorites, "Come Pick Me Up".

Ryan gets into his singing. His set included his hit song, “New York, New York” as well as “Answering Bell” and one of my favorites, “Come Pick Me Up”.

Ryan Adams performing at the Downtown River to River Festival in New York City's Battery Park on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Ryan's band for this show,the Pinkhearts, included two Motown style horn players for a great rockin' sound.

Ryan’s band for this show,the Pinkhearts, included two Motown style horn players for a great rockin’ sound.

Ryan Adams and The Pinkhearts performing at the Downtown River to River Festival in New York City's Battery Park on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Jesse joined Ryan on-stage for the finale singing an uplifting version of Keith Richards' song "Happy".

Jesse joined Ryan on-stage for the finale singing an uplifting version of Keith Richards’ song “Happy”.

Jesse Malin and Ryan Adams performing at the Downtown River to River Festival in New York City's Battery Park on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Ryan gets a bottle of champagne and celebrates with Jesse on the Coast Guard Statue in the park.

Ryan gets a bottle of champagne and celebrates with Jesse on the Coast Guard Statue in the park.

Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin at the Downtown River to River Festival in New York City's Battery Park on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

All day heavily armed police kept a watchful eye out for any sign of trouble. It was disturbing to see such force around the peaceful crowd.

All day heavily armed police kept a watchful eye out for any sign of trouble. It was disturbing to see such force around the peaceful crowd.

New York City Police at the Downtown River to River Festival in New York City's Battery Park on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Ryan's manager, Ryan Gentile, let us visit his roof to watch the grand fireworks show.

Ryan’s manager, Ryan Gentile, let us visit his roof to watch the grand fireworks show.

Fireworks in New York City on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Then Jesse was waiting to greet us at his East Village bar, Niagara.

Then Jesse was waiting to greet us at his East Village bar, Niagara.

Jesse Malin at his bar Niagra in the East Village in New York City on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

My wife Elizabeth took a picture of Jesse and me showing my patriotic outfit.

My wife Elizabeth took a picture of Jesse and me showing my patriotic outfit.

Jesse Malin and Bob Gruen at Jesse's bar Niagra in the East Village in New York City on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Lucinda Williams got back to town late and came to share some laughs with Jesse.

Jesse Malin, & Lucinda Williams, NYC, - 2003
Lucinda Williams got back to town late and came to share some laughs with Jesse.
Lucinda Williams got back to town late and came to share some laughs with Jesse.

Jesse Malin and Lucinda Williams at Jesse's bar Niagra in the East Village in New York City on July 4, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391