By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Jul 16, 2007 at 11:06 AM

There was a tear in Milwaukee's collective beer when singer/songwriter Ryan Adams canceled the Milwaukee stop on his last tour with The Cardinals back in January, but we Midwestern folk are a forgiving kind, so there's little doubt that his promised Riverside re-schedule on Sept. 25 will be packed.

We know, it's decidedly difficult to keep up with the prolific musician, so here's the abridged breakdown. Adams started his first band when he was 16 years old and founded alt-country band Whiskeytown in 1994. After Whiskeytown disbanded in 1999, Adams launched his solo career with the release of the album "Heartbreaker" in 2000. Since then Adams has released a number of critically acclaimed albums including three in 2005: "Cold Roses," "Jacksonville City Nights" (both with backing band The Cardinals) and "29." Adams produced Willie Nelson's album "Songbird" (released in October 2005).

His latest, "Easy Tiger" -- which he recorded with The Cardinals, but is marked as a solo album -- came out in late June on Lost Highway Records.

Tickets are for reserved seating and go on sale Friday, July 20 at noon for $25 at the Riverside Theater box office, online at and, or by calling (414) 286-3663 or (800) 511-1552.


Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”