So, here is the link to Ryan Adams' most recent blog post wherein he says the this tour with the Cardinals will be his last. It's tough to say whether or not he is serious about his taking a step back from the music world, but in contrast to other blog posts he has written he doesn't sound defensive and, at points, absolutely sincere about his desire to move away from music. Although it comes with the caveat that he might play music again "at some point," this still sounds rather serious. However, I do feel like it should be said that starting to play music again at some point could simply mean a year or two off. Although I believe his sincerity when he says he wants to take some time to take stock of his life, I refuse to believe a man who is as prolific a songwriter as Ryan Adams is could simply put down his guitar and walk away from music.
That being said, his (potentially) last American tour begins February 20th in Connecticut and ends exactly a month later in Atlanta.
Here is the link to the blog post.
Just in case this is Ryan Adams for good, let's remember the good times, shall we?
The Shadowlands - Ryan Adams
Come Pick Me Up - Ryan Adams