As one of the most influential and beloved Americana artists of the 21st century, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals captivated audiences since their formation in 2004 - often praised for their unique blend of
Americana, folk, and rock. The band’s influence can be heard in the music of countless artists, from Wilco to The Avett Brothers. Led by the enigmatic Ryan Adams, the band has
been hailed as one of the most innovative and dynamic acts to emerge from the
Americana scene. Adams has put together an all-star line-up who will hit the road in the US in the Summer of 2023. The line-up:
Adams, Brad Pemberton, Chris Stills, Daniel Clarke and Don Was.
Ryan Adams - "one of rock's most talented songwriters” (SPIN). The 7-time Grammy nominated artist has 22 studio albums to his name, accumulating in millions of sales. He has produced albums for esteemed musicians including Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin, Jenny Lewis and has collaborated with some of music’s most influential artists such as Weezer, Fall Out Boy, America and many more.
Brad Pemberton - a founding member of The Cardinals who had toured with Adams from 2001-2009, recording numerous albums together. Brad has also recorded/performed with Steve Earle & The Dukes, Iodine, Patty Griffin, Elizabeth Cook, Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams and numerous others.
Chris Stills - son of Stephen Stills and French singer-songwriter Veronique Sanson, Stills first picked up a guitar on the road with Crosby, Stills And Nash aged 12 and went on to forge his own solo career over two albums, 100 Year Thing (1998) and Chris Stills (2005). He also played with Adams, the Jayhawks and more. As well as turning to acting too, both on stage (a 2009 role as Julius Caesar in the French production Cleopatre - La Derniere Reine d'Egypt) and screen, appearing in 2010 movie Requiem For A Killer and TV shows such as Shameless.
Daniel Clarke - keyboardist in Adams’ backing band The Shining between 2014 and 2017, Richmond, Virginia native Clarke is a well-respected multi-instrumentalist, playing at the White House and the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. A collaborator with a wide array of acts including k.d. lang, The War On Drugs, Jenny Lewis and Bob Mould, he has also enjoyed a solo career involving a single, “Diamonds”, released on Adams’ label PAX AM in 2015.
Don Was - the literal Don of ‘80s funk rock legends Was (Not Was), Was has moved on to become a celebrated, Grammy-winning producer for the likes of The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Bob Dylan, among countless others. Now president of Blue Note Records Was has also helped co-produce two of Adams’ recent albums (2020’s Wednesdays and 2021’s Big Colors).