Jerrick Adams graduated from Indiana University in 2011 with a B.A. in English. In spite of - or perhaps because of - his training, he's convinced that Elvis Presley and George Jones (to name just a few) are as good as Shakespeare, and sometimes better. He has also written for Paste Magazine and Pretty Much Amazing. When the spirit moves him, he maintains a blog at jerricktadams.wordpress.com. You can follow him on Twitter @JerrickAdams.
"Commiserating Is Underrated in Art": An Interview with Jason Isbell | 11 Jun 2013 // 6:14 PM
Following his time with the legendary Drive-By Truckers and garnering huge accolades for his last effort, Jason Isbell decided to strip things down on his dark, personal new album, and tells PopMatters about its creation and what it's like to have that "hit" everyone wants you to play.
Attention Must Be Paid: The Tragedy and Triumph of George Jones | 15 Apr 2013 // 8:00 PM
No other performer in the history of the music has so perfectly embodied, in both his work and his life, the values, struggles, and idiosyncrasies that have come to define country.
Various Artists: Bob Dylan in the '80s: Volume One | 6 Apr 2014 // 9:04 PM
If you're unfamiliar with Bob Dylan's work in the 1980s, this album is no place to start.
Uncle Tupelo: No Depression | 27 Mar 2014 // 9:02 PM
If you care a thing for rock ‘n’ roll, country, or American music in general, No Depression is simply essential.
For Your (Re)consideration: The Rolling Stones in the 1980s | 18 Jul 2013 // 5:00 AM
There's much to cherish in the Stones' '80s oeuvre, maligned though it may be
The Rolling Stones and Tom Waits Perform "Little Red Rooster" (video) | 13 May 2013 // 1:50 AM
Tom Waits joins the Rolling Stones on a recent tour stop and the world rejoices (as it should).