Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Tags: alt-country americana country singer-songwriter alt country Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Raleigh, North Carolina-based alternative country band led by Ryan Adams (David Ryan Adams, 5 November 1974, Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA; vocals/guitar/banjo). Adams was raised in Jacksonville and formed high school punk band the Patty Duke Syndrome in his teens. He reverted to more traditional musical forms with Whiskeytown, formed in 1994 with Phil Wandscher (guitar/vocals), Caitlin Cary (violin/vocals), Eric ‘Skillet’ Gilmore (drums/vocals) and Steve Grothman (bass). The band issued the Angels E.P. on North Carolina independent Mood Food Records the same year. They contributed a cover version of Richard Hell’s ‘Blank Generation’ to a tribute compilation in 1995, before embarking on sessions for their debut album. Recorded in The Funny Farm studio in the tiny hamlet of Apex, Faithless Street appeared in January 1996. The album’s mix of George Jones / Gram Parsons -styled emotional country songs (‘Drank Like A River’,...

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