Monday, October 03, 2005

Jacksonville City Nights

He may be a cheeky brat sometimes, but Ryan Adams makes up for it with really cool music. I love this new CD with his band, the Cardinals. It's straight-up honky tonk with lots of steel guitar and a really smoky piano-based duet with Norah Jones. I was first hooked on Adams' when he was in Whiskeytown (Pneumonia)--firmly in the alt-country mode. He can pretty much do it all--he's an intelligent songwriter and a very versatile vocalist. I've skipped around with buying his cd's--mostly because I can't afford an artist who's so prolific!--but I'll have to consider getting the Cold Roses release now, because this one is so good. Ryan, slow down, buddy! Run a comb through that hair!

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