David Menconi has been the music critic at the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer since 1991. His writing has also appeared in Rolling Stone, New York Times, Spin, Billboard, Salon.com and many other publications that sadly no longer exist. See davidmenconi.com for more.
His most recent book is "Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown" (University of Texas Press, 2012), which won a "Culture" category honorable mention in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. See loseringbook.wordpress.com for more.
"Losering" is part of UT Press' American Music series, which Menconi co-edits. UT Press will publish his next book, "Comin' Right at Ya" with Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, in October 2015. More information about the American Music Series is at utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/series/series/American-Music-Series.
He has also written a novel, "Off The Record," published in 2000. See offtherecordbook.com for more.