Ryan Adams & the Cardinals were an American alt-country/jam rock band that were formed in 2004 by alternative country singer-songwriter Ryan Adams and fronted by him until 2009. Albums made by the band are Cold Roses, Jacksonville City Nights, Follow the Lights, Cardinology, and III/IV. The 2007 album Easy Tiger, though credited as a solo Ryan Adams release, also features the Cardinals. Along with their work with Adams, The Cardinals recorded an album with Willie Nelson in 2006, and following Adams' departure in 2009, The Cardinals recorded an album with singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore.
Regarding the band's name, Adams stated that he "suggested the Cardinals because it was my high school football team". Initially, The Cardinals consisted of Ryan Adams, Brad Pemberton, JP Bowersock, Catherine Popper, and Cindy Cashdollar. T...
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