Whiskeytown formed in Raleigh in 1994, eventually dissolving in 2000 as lead singer Ryan Adams, front, pursued a solo career. A new book by Thomas O’Keefe, the tour manager for the band during its run as the pre-eminent “it” band, chronicles the band’s stories in “Waiting to Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country’s Brilliant Wreck.”
Whiskeytown formed in Raleigh in 1994, eventually dissolving in 2000 as lead singer Ryan Adams, front, pursued a solo career. A new book by Thomas O’Keefe, the tour manager for the band during its run as the pre-eminent “it” band, chronicles the band’s stories in “Waiting to Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country’s Brilliant Wreck.” NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO
Whiskeytown formed in Raleigh in 1994, eventually dissolving in 2000 as lead singer Ryan Adams, front, pursued a solo career. A new book by Thomas O’Keefe, the tour manager for the band during its run as the pre-eminent “it” band, chronicles the band’s stories in “Waiting to Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country’s Brilliant Wreck.” NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Whiskeytown’s tour manager had a front row seat to Ryan Adams’ genius, and his turmoil

July 22, 2018 03:28 PM