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Ryan Adams: Gold

Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, 1 November 2001

I FELL IN LOVE with Ryan Adams the moment I first heard his voice. It was in the early fall of ‘97 and I was driving down Highway 61, 50 miles south of Memphis. I popped in a mix tape someone had mailed me, and Adams’ voice suddenly filled my car: "I try not to think/’Cause if I sit and drink/Then I’ll go crazy." I cranked up the volume, wanting more: "In the daytime I’m lonesome/In the nighttime I’m sad."

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