Proof that the term "troubled genius" is more than just a cliche, Ryan Adams has taken a path very much his own since debuting with 2000's staggeringly good Heartbreaker - his first solo record after the breakup of his first band Whiskeytown. There followed the long but in most part brilliant Gold (2001), the contrary but really very good Rock N' Roll (2003), the separate records that became one, 2004's Love Is Hell and quite varied work since with the full-time backing of The Cardinals.
Websites and MySpace
Give the people what they want. Not a phrase you'd readily associate with a Ryan Adams live show based on past form, but one that nonetheless seems to have become something of a mantra for the temperamental songwriter ever since his...