Hello, good people. I started this blog to go with the book “Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown,” which is coming out in September on University of Texas Press — a thrill for me for a number of reasons, including the fact that my dad and I both went to UT and I grew up going to Longhorn games at Memorial Stadium. Having a book out on UT Press is the closest I’ll ever come to lettering in football there.
There will be plenty more to say about Ryan and the book and UT Press’ “American Music Series” (of which I am co-editor). But for now, welcome! And here is an interview that will serve as a primer for the book and the series.