David Ryan Adams is an alt-country/rock singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. Adams dropped out of high school at 16 to work in a shoe shop and make music. He formed a band named Whiskeytown in 1994; they disbanded in 1999. Adams went on to put out his first solo record, “Heartbreaker”, in 2000, which was reissued on SACD by audiophile label Mobile Fidelity in 2004.
Ryan Adams is a prolific artist, releasing eight solo albums between January 2000 and December 2005. He has also produced albums by Jesse Malin and Willie Nelson, contributed to Beth Orton, the Wallflowers, Counting Crows, and America albums, dated Winona Ryder, Alanis Morissette (they still remain good friends), Beth Orton, Leona Naess, Carrie Hamilton, and Parker Posey, performed specials with Elton John (who refers to him as “Oh Fabulous One”), Willie Nelson, and Toots & the Maytals, and found time to release a punk record with Jesse Malin under the name The Finger. At least ten other session recordings can be found floating around the internet. In December of 2006, he posted 11 new albums on the Cardinal Radio section of his website. He did so under the pseudonyms of DJ Reggie, The Shit, and WereWolph.