A gorgeous photography collection which provides an intimate look at one of music's most popular, prolific, and notorious artists, Ryan Adams. Including over 200 photographs, many never-seen-before, this is a must-have for rabid fans and collectors of Ryan Adams and the Cardinals memorabilia. Hailed as a musical genius by his contemporaries and always the subject of tabloid headlines, these photographs capture the exhilaration of the stage and studio while sometimes exposing the solitary aspects of the creative process and life on the road. Photographs are all by the lead guitarist for the Cardinals, Neal Casal, Ryan Adams himself wrote the introduction, band commentary is featured throughout and the afterword is by musical legend Phil Lesh. 'I think there are really only two kinds of pop music CDs these days. There are the ones you listen to only once or twice, maybe downloading the single good song to your iPod or computer; then there are others that grow stronger, sweeter, and more necessary each time you play them. "Gold" was that way; "Cold Roses" was that way; so was "Jacksonville City Nights". I won't say Adams is the best North American singer-songwriter since Neil Young...but I won't say he isn't, either".
- Stephen King.
Neal Casal is the lead guitarist for Ryan Adams and the Cardinals as well as a singer/songwriter who has released nine solo albums. Ryan Adams is a celebrated singer/songwriter who has released six solo albums as well as five albums with his band the Cardinals. Phil Lesh is a founding member of the iconic Grateful Dead.