Cooder is a legendary American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film score composer best known for his unparalleled skill on the slide guitar. His six GRAMMY Awards include honours for Best World Music Album, Best Pop Instrumental Album, and the 1997 Best Tropical Latin Performance GRAMMY for his work producing the classic Cuban music recording of the Buena Vista Social Club.
His collaborations with fellow musicians over the years have produced quintessential albums including The Long Black Veil with The Chieftains (1995), Mambo Sinuendo with Manuel Galban (2003), and the Buena Vista Social Club, which saw the reunion of some of the greatest surviving musicians of the 20th century Cuban music scene.
Cooder’s has scored multiple films, and is an in-demand session musician, having performed and recorded with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Nancy Sinatra, Kim Carnes, Randy Newman, John Hiatt, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, The Beach Boys, and Mavis Staples.
Don’t miss this rare chance to see Ry Cooder at VFMF 2018 in his first tour with his own band since 2009. He’ll perform some of his greatest songs along with tunes from his forthcoming album, The Prodigal Son, scheduled for worldwide release this May on Fantasy Records.