Joy Williams On That Time She Got 'Rip-Roaring Drunk' With Adele

Gin and tonic, please!

Adele is not only an amazing singer and songwriter — it sounds like she’s a solid drinking buddy, as well. 

During The Huffington Post’s conversation with Joy Williams on AOL Build Tuesday, the singer and former member of folk duo The Civil Wars revealed that she and Adele got “rip-roaring drunk” while out on tour together in 2011. It’s one of her favorite on-the-road memories.

“I remember being on the road with Adele and it was sound check the first day on tour with her and she came bounding in ― hair half in curlers, half-hair not done ― and just saying how excited she was to be on the road,” she said. “And then we found ourselves having dinner the next night and just thinking to myself, ‘What on earth am I doing here? Like, how did we get here?’ And we got rip-roaring drunk that night. That’s the most drunk I’ve ever been ― I don’t recommend the amount of Hendrick’s gin and tonics that I drank.”

Williams said she hasn’t seen Adele in “a long minute,” but does consider her to be a great friend. Though she’s not so sure if the hitmaker is still as into the on-tour partying.

“I don’t know if she’s drinking like that anymore, it’s been a while since we caught up,” Williams said, adding, “Isn’t she just the most amazing?”

When told about Adele’s Super Bowl LI halftime show discussions, Williams got excited before HuffPost crushed her dreams, letting her know that Adele turned down the offer. Why? “I know I’m not Beyoncé, I can’t dance or anything like that,” Adele told the crowd at her Los Angeles concert this week.

“I think she’s got some moves, she can bust it out,” Williams said. “I would just love to hear her sing that long.” 

Wouldn’t we all? 

The acoustic version of Joy’s critically acclaimed album “Venus” is out now. Watch our full discussion with her on AOL Build below.

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