David Menconi

David Menconi has been a music critic and arts reporter at the Raleigh News & Observer since 1991. He has also written for other publications including Rolling Stone, Spin, Billboard, New York Times and salon.com. His most recent book is “Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown” (University of Texas Press, 2012). UT Press will also publish “Comin’ Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel,” co-written by Menconi and Ray Benson, in October 2015.


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