Ry Cooder | Artist

Ry Cooder | Artist

Tags: Era_1970s, Gender_Male, Genre_Country, Genre_Pop_Rock, Genre_Soundtrack, Origin_USA, Type_Artist

Ryland Cooder is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer born 1947 in Los Angeles, California. He is a singer and multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his masterful slide guitar work. Cooder is an ethnomusicologist who throughout his career has unearthed and championed non-mainstream music styles including Mexican, Tex-Mex, Jazz, North African, Cuban and Latin. He is also renowned for his haunting movie soundtracks, including the superb Paris, Texas. Outstanding albums include Into The Purple Valley, Boomer's Story, Chicken Skin Music and A Meeting by the River.

Artist Website: rycooder.com

Featured Albums: Ry Cooder

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