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Ry Cooder

American musician

Ry Cooder

American musician
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birthday
15th
March, 1947
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

Ryland Peter Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer and record producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his slide guitar work, his interest in roots music from the United States, and his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries.
Cooder’s solo work draws upon many genres. He has played with John Lee Hooker, Captain Beefheart, Gordon Lightfoot, Ali Farka Tour , Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Linda Ronstadt, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, David Lindley, The Chieftains, The Doobie Brothers, and Carla Olson & the Textones (on record and film). He formed the band Little Village. He also produced the Buena Vista Social Club album (1997), which became a worldwide hit. Wim Wenders directed the documentary film of the same name (1999), which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2000.
Cooder was ranked eighth on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” (David Fricke’s Picks). A 2010 ranking by Gibson placed him at number 32.

instruments played
banjo
bass
bouzouki
Guitar
mandolin
Slide
Vocals
Associated Acts

Taj Mahal Little Feat Lowell George Captain Beefheart Buena Vista Social Club Ali Farka Toure The Rolling Stones Carla Olson

Birth Name

Ryland Peter Cooder

Genres

Americana roots rock folk blues Tex-Mex country gospel world music

Labels

Warner Bros. Nonesuch Elektra

Origin

Santa Monica, California

Website
Years Active

1967 present

Name

Ry Cooder

Nationality

United States of America

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