"Cold Roses" will be followed this summer (2005) by the album "September," and in the fall (2005) by the set "29," produced by longtime collaborator Ethan Johns.
Adams' output has reportedly been the subject of much discussion at Lost Highway; although its veracity could not be confirmed at deadline, a humorous conversation between the artist and two label executives about how to manage all these releases is posted on Adams' official Web site.
2005 saw Adams join with backing band The Cardinals to produce two albums, Cold Roses and Jacksonville City Nights. Cold Roses, a double album, included backing vocals from Rachael Yamagata on three songs; "Let It Ride," "Cold Roses" and "Friends." His second album of the year, Jacksonville City Nights, featured a duet with Norah Jones on "Dear John." As well as releasing two albums with The Cardinals, Adams released the solo album 29 late in the year. Adams befriended Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, throughout 2006 Lesh's live performances included compositions by Adams, including several from Cold Roses ("Cold Roses," "Let It Ride," and "Magnolia Mountain"), which was heavily influenced by American Beauty and Workingman's Dead, two acoustic-flavored Grateful Dead records from 1970. Three Albums and 46 songs in one year!