I have pretty much lost interest in Ryan Adams since he dismantled Whiskeytown, one of my all-time favorite bands, and started releasing rock and roll albums weekly and alternative country records never. Just when I had written him off, someone tells me to listen to Cold Roses, his new one. This is one fine record and I am happy to hear him make this kind of music again. It’s in heavy rotation at Rancho DeNada. Ryan and the much under appreciated Dave Marr of the far too obscure Star Room Boys are two of my favorite songwriters.