The Black Cab Sessions latest posting features a session with Ry, joined in the backseat and on additional guitar/harmonies by Cardinal mate Neal Casal, singing Cardinology cut “Sink Ships.” It’s pretty and straightforward from a viewer’s perspective, and was also literally straightforward from the cabbie’s perspective. The Black Cab kids write:
There was a slight concern at the start of the Session though: Ryan gets car sick. Ryan’s manager warned us of this and asked that, as much as possible, we drive in a straight line. It’s definitely one of the stranger requests that [cab driver] Jason’s ever had…
Ryan Adams being strange. I can’t believe it.
I don’t have anything to back this up aside from the implication in Black Cab’s accompanying blurb, but this appears to the first time a cabbie actually requested an audience with one of the Session performers. Cabbie Jason was in Nashville on some unrelated business, learned of the series, went back and professed his Ryan Adams fandom and got himself the fare of his dreams. Strange request sure, but that guy’s never been so happy to drive a straight line in his life. Cute story. Watch here. Also, check out this take on “Red Moon” by the Walkmen, which was my favorite song on one of last year’s best albums. Ham looks a little distracted, but whatever.