Week 3: Whiskeytown
How in the world I’ve never listened to Whiskeytown, I have no clue. For those of you who, like me, aren’t familiar—the band from Raleigh, N.C. was fronted by Ryan Adams from 1994 until 200 when they broke up for Adams to pursue his solo career. Expectantly, it’s alternative country with enough similarity to The Avett Brothers to be soothing, but enough of a rock edge to keep you awake and foot tapping. As a fan of Ryan Adams anyway, it was a nice switch-up to hear his earlier work. Album to album varies, since there were only two consistent band members (Adams plus Caitlin Cary). Therefore, there are varying favorites but today I’ll leave you with A Song For You. Literally.