HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope everyone's holiday was groovy! Now, on to TAX DAY! Ha ha ha! A new year and my private playlist features another artist that I think you would enjoy! Ryan Adams is another amazing songwriter/artist. A southern man from North Carolina and proud of his southern roots, his alt-country/rock style is unmistakable! His first solo album "Heartbreaker" is my definite favorite. His second album, "Gold" and the album "Jacksonville CIty Nights", with backup band The Cardinals follow a close second on my list! Gold features a song that many country fans may recognize as a hit for Tim McGraw in 2006, "When The Stars Go Blue". The song is a favorite of mine and featured on this blog below. Ryan has a very unique style of writing that is both insightful and moving. Few artists can weave a story that is can be heard in full color, and Ryan is one of those. "Oh My Sweet Carolina" from Heartbreaker is one of the most engaging songs I have ever heard, and with Emmylou Harris backing him up on vocals it is down right haunting! I have never seen him perform live, however I imagine a Ryan Adams show would be one of those concert experiences that you just get lost in, wake up from, or just die and be reborn inside of. If you find Ryan in your music playlist, I want to know! So I can high five you! :-)
Next month's playlist features my favorite concert experience of all time! They may look like cartoon characters, but they put on a show like you would NOT believe! True story!