Twenty-plus years later, accounts of Ryan Adams’ legendary antics are still passed around in music circles. But only three people on the planet witnessed every Whiskeytown show from the release of Strangers Almanac to the band’s eventual breakup: Adams, fiddle player Caitlin Cary and tour manager Thomas O’Keefe. And of the three of them, O’Keefe is the only one who was sober enough to remember it all. Packed with behind-the-scenes road stories, and, yes, tales of rock star debauchery, Waiting to Derail provides a firsthand glimpse into Ryan Adams at the most meaningful and mythical stage of his career.
Waiting To Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country’s Brilliant Wreck
By Thomas O’Keefe