Since the 60's, when he played with the Rising Sons alongside Taj Mahal, Ryland Cooder has been considered a musicians' musician. A masterful multi-instrumentalist, Ry has won numerous Grammy awards, been awarded two honorary doctorates and left his imprint on some of the best albums released in the last 40 years. An avid progressive, Cooder has championed different cultures, children's defense, and the music of the world as a true citizen of Planet Earth.
The Prodigal Son, Ry's first album in six years again looks to the past for inspiration, from Blind Willie Johnson and Blind Alfred Reed, the songs are rooted in America's unique songbook. With son Joachim, Cooder paints a sonic vision of sin and salvation.
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