Prolific singer-songwriter Ryan Adams and his old band, Whiskeytown, are planning a reunion. Whiskeytown got started in 1994 with Adams and singer/violinist Caitlin Cary as the principal members. Other band members rotated in and out over the course of the band's three album stint together, though the group had already broken up by the time their final album was released in 2001. According to NME, Adams recently approached Cary and her husband, Skillet Gilmore, who played drums with Whikeytown on their debut LP Faithless Street. Cary told Rolling Stone, "I always thought that this would happen, but I was thinking it would be five years from now. Ryan made a good point, 'Why wait until we're old and pathetic? We should have a reunion while we're all still young and vibrant.' It could be like a Neil Young/Crazy Horse kind of thing, where every five years we'd get together and make a record. It would be really fun to have Whiskeytown on the backburner in that way."
Speaking on his official website, Adams revealed, "I'd like very much to go and work on some music with Caitlin and Skillet, and seeing as we've been talking about it for a while now, why not? Caitlin has her own life now out there, and so do I, which would only make it more fun for both of us. I think it's time Whiskeytown make an actual record we like."
No firm plans have been set, but it seems all parties involved are eager to start up the project. Adams will hopefully release the follow-up to Demolition before he gets things started with Whiskeytown. As previously reported, Adams feels that the forthcoming album, tentatively titled, Love Is Hell, is already finished. However, the label apparently felt that it wasn't his best work and want him to make changes, which obviously pissed Adams off. Hopefully they will all kiss and make up soon so we can hear some new music. I've got my fingers crossed.