Ryan Adams…

Ryan Adams

Last night we got the chance to see Ryan Adams perform in the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The Ryman was amazing…such history in that place! Originally the Union Gospel Tabernacle, it opened its doors in 1892 , and the pews that were installed then are still in use today.

Ryan’s performance was amazing…he performed with a backup band, The Cardinals. My only problem was with the encore. I was hoping for something rockin’ to send us out, but we got a very low-key encore. However, in honor of the Ryman, he ended with a beautiful acoustic version of Johnny Cash’s “I Still Miss Someone.”

All in all, a great night seeing a performance of an artist we didn’t actually think we’d ever get to see, given his random touring history.

By griffey

Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed. Prior to joining NISO in 2019, Jason ran his own technology consulting company for libraries, has been both an Affiliate at metaLAB and a Fellow and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was an academic librarian in roles ranging from reference and instruction to Head of IT at the University of TN at Chattanooga.

Jason has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently AI & Machine Learning in Libraries and Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design from 2018. His newest book, co-authored with Jeffery Pomerantz, will be published by MIT Press in 2024.

He has spoken internationally on topics such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.
He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. He is also the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Jason can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

One reply on “Ryan Adams…”

Your very lucky. I was trying to get to Nashville from Alaska to see the show you saw, but unfortantely ended up arriving a few days late. I still stood on the Ryman stage but missed the show. Do you remember what songs he played?

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