David Menconi

The Triangle’s own David Menconi, the News and Observer’s music critic since 1991, will read from and discuss his new biography: Ryan Adams: Losering, A story of Whiskeytown.  Ryan Adams was an irrepressible character, one of the signature personalities of his generation, and as a singer-songwriter he blew people away with a mature talent that belied his youth.  Menconi draws on early interviews with Adams, conversations with people close to him, and Adams's extensive online postings to capture the creative ferment that produced some of Adams's best music.  He reveals that from the start Ryan Adams had an absolutely determined sense of purpose and unshakable confidence in his own worth. At the same time, his inability to hold anything back, whether emotions or torrents of songs, often made Adams his own worst enemy.
Event date: 
10/04/2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Regulator Bookshop
720 9th St
27705-4803 Durham