Ry Cooder is a name well known for his quality roots music, and his guitar work, especially his slide guitar. He’s had more than a few solo albums amid his sessions works and involvements (he was essential to the stunning Crossroads soundtrack to the Ralph Macchio film (don’t knock it until you’ve seen it). His sessions work is a veritable grocery list of great Rock bands and singers. To date, he has sixteen solo albums out including the immensely popular Bop Til You Drop (1979). Needless to say, his involvement is immeasurable and essential to Rock,
On May 11, Fantasy Records will release a new Ry Cooder album, The Prodigal Son. His last, Election Special, was released in 2012, so it’s time.
The Prodigal Son will contain eleven new songs, a collection of covers and originals. It is planned to be released on CD, DD, and 180g-weight black vinyl LP. You can enjoy the title track below.