is a music critic/arts reporter at the Raleigh (NC)
News & Observer
, his professional address since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the
Boulder (CO) Daily Camera
His degrees include a masters in journalism from the
University of Texas
, an undergraduate English degree from
and a valid high-school diploma.
In addition to writing for various other publications on the side, he is also co-editor of the
American Music Series
for University of Texas Press, which published "
Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown
" in 2012. UT Press published his latest book in October 2015, "
Comin’ Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel.