Ry Cooder is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film score composer best known for his unparalleled skill on the slide guitar.
Cooder has been the recipient of six GRAMMY Awards including Best World Music Album, Best Pop Instrumental Album, and the 1997 Best Tropical Latin Performance for his work producing the classic album 'Buena Vista Social Club'.
His wide-ranging discography includes over 20 classic albums, such as 'Boomer’s Story' (1972), 'Chicken Skin Music' (1976), 'Bop till You Drop' (1979), 'Get Rhythm' (1987), 'Borderline' (1980), 'My Name is Buddy' (2007), 'Election Special' (2012), and his latest, 'Live in San Francisco' in 2013, which was recorded during a two night stint at the famous Great American Music Hall and featured Joachim Cooder, Arnold McCuller, and Flaco Jimenez.
His collaborations with fellow musicians over the years have produced quintessential albums such as 'Little Village' (1992), 'The Long Black Veil' with The Chieftains (1995), 'Mambo Sinuendo' with Manuel Galban (2003), and the aforementioned award winning 'Buena Vista Social Club', which saw the reunion of some of the greatest surviving musicians of the 20th century Cuban music scene.
As a touring artist, Cooder has performed with the likes of Nick Lowe, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White, and has toured all over the world, visiting countries such as Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The summer of 2018 will see him back on tour with his own band for the first time since 2009. He'll hit up Canada, the US and the UK and Ireland in October in support of his upcoming album, 'The Prodigal Son', scheduled to be released worldwide May 11, 2018 on Fantasy Records. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.