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About Ry Cooder
The legendary slide guitarist Ry Cooder and songwriter musician Nick Lowe live perform live at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 10 - 12 June 2009. They will be joined by multi Grammy Award winning Mexican musician Flaco Jiminez and Buena Vista Social Club drummer Joachim Cooder.
Cooder plays Ireland for the first time in over 15 years. He was named one of the Top 10 guitarists in the world by Rolling Stone magazine. From Taj Mahal to Captain Beefheart, The Rolling Stones to Randy Newman, Cooder has recorded and performed with world acclaimed musicians from many countries. In 1984, Cooder recorded the worldwide critically acclaimed soundtrack to Wim Wenders film 'Paris Texas'. Cooder has produced albums with world musicians including Ali Farka Toure and the Buena Vista Social Club.
Lowe was a co-founder and house producer with Stiff Records in the UK. His 'Jesus of Cool' album has been called one of the greatest lost pop records of all time and was re-issued this year it's 30th anniversary. Lowe has produced albums for numerous artists including The Damned and Elvis Costello and his songs have been covered by many including Johnny Cash.
Tex-Mex accordionist Flaco Jiménez is a multi Grammy award-winning musician who has collaborated with some of the world's leading artists including Bob Dylan and Dr. John. He appeared on Ry Cooder's innovative world music album Chicken Skin Music. He was a member of supergroup Texas Tornados, who also won a Grammy. He earned a lifetime achievement award from Billboard Latin Magazine for 'Streets of Bakerfield' with Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens. Jiminez has also appeared in the movie 'Picking up the Pieces' with Woody Allen and Sharon Stone. His music appears on many movies including Y Tu Mama Tambien, Tin Cup and Striptease.
Joachim Cooder was born in 1978 in Santa Monica, California. Inspired by drummer Jim Keltner, he began playing the drum set at the age of five. Since then he has participated in live performances and film scores (often with his father Ry), and numerous recordings, notably Buena Vista Social Club and BVSC presents Ibrahim Ferrer.