RY COODER SHARES LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON’S CLASSIC “EVERYBODY OUGHT TO TREAT A STRANGER RIGHT”

Track Appears on the Legendary Guitarist/Producer’s First New Solo Release in Six Years, The Prodigal Son, Out May 11th

Watch the Revealing Mini-Doc, Ry Cooder: Making The Prodigal Son

Ry Cooder has shared a new video for Blind Willie Johnson’s gospel blues classic “Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right”, a track off his highly anticipated forthcoming album The Prodigal Son.  The blazing in-studio, live performance features Ry Cooder on guitar; drummer, percussionist, and keyboardist, Joachim Cooder; singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Robert Francis and saxophonist, Sam Gendel.

A masterwork of roots, blues and R&B, The Prodigal Son, set for release on May 11th, 2018 via Fantasy Records conjures our own history of the spirit, sounding completely fresh and contemporary, framed by Cooder’s expressive vocals and graceful, elegant guitar work.

The album’s 11 tracks include three Cooder originals along with a carefully selected collection of vintage blues, gospel and bluegrass by the likes of The Pilgrim Travelers, The Stanley Brothers and the aforementioned Blind Willie Johnson. Taken together, it forms an unflinching look at the state of play in modern America.

Watch the beautifully rendered mini-documentary, Ry Cooder: Making The Prodigal Son, directed Jeff Coffman, HERE.

The stellar musicians listed above, along with the GRAMMY Award-winning vocal trio, The Hamiltones, are set to join Ry Cooder for his first North American tour in nearly ten years.  The group will visit venues throughout North America this summer (see dates below). For ticket information, please visit the tour dates page on this website.

Pre-Order The Prodigal Son: HERE

Ry Cooder – Tour Dates:
June 4 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere
June 6 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
June 7 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
June 8 – New York, NY – Town Hall Theatre
June 11 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere
June 12 – Derry, NH – Tupelo
June 22 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
June 24 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
June 26 – Toronto, ONT – Massey Hall
June 27 – Ottawa, ONT – Centrepointe Theatre
June 29 – Montréal, QE – Jazz Festival @ Maisonneuve
June 30 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Theater
July 1 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood
July 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center
July 13 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
July 14 – Courtenay, BC – Vancouver Island MusicFest
July 15 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Folk Music Festival
July 17 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
July 19 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
July 20 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
July 21 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre
July 22 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre
Aug 10 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
Aug 14 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

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