Ry Cooder Previews New LP ‘The Prodigal Son’

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Ry Cooder detailed his new album The Prodigal Son, his first LP in six years. It features a mix of Cooder originals and interpretations of songs by Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves, the Stanley Brothers and other traditional recordings. According to Cooder, the album’s 11 tracks, set for release May 11th, offer “a deft commentary on our ailing moral state.”

 

Cooder, one of Rolling Stone‘s 100 Greatest Guitarists, also trumpeted the impending arrival of his new album with the rollicking lead track “Shrinking Man,” an original Cooder penned for the LP.

In addition to The Prodigal Son, the guitarist will also embark on his first full tour of North America since 2009 this summer. Check out Cooder’s website for album pre-order and ticket information.

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Ry Cooder Tour Dates

June 3 & 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 9 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo
June 26 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
June 27 – Ottawa, ON @ Centerpoint
June 29 – Montréal, QE @ Jazz Festival
June 30 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn Theater
July 1 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood
July 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center
July 14 – Courtenay, BC @ Vancouver Island MusicFest
July 17 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
July 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
July 21 – Napa, CA @ Uptown Theatre

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