Ryan Adams has been releasing music for over 10 years and has such a large catalog of music to show for it. He is one of those artists that has a cult following and I must admit I belong to the cult of Ryan Adams. Last fall he released his newest album, Ashes & Fire, and I was not disappointed. The album opens with Dirty Rain, a smoky & soothing song, a story about change, & about being lost and found. Adams has the tendency to cross genres – he has released albums with genres of alt-country, rock, americana, singer / songwriter. This album seems to fit right into the alt-country genre. Like you need a cigar and whiskey while you are listening. Its smoky, warm, and just simply makes you feel good.