Helped by his own son, Ry Cooder turns to gospels to heal what he sees as a derelict ‘moral state’. ‘The Prodigal Son’ is all about a possible redemption

Ry Cooder’s ‘The Prodigal Son’ is his seventeenth solo studio album recorded with his son, Joachim Cooder and released on May 11, 2018 by Fantasy


The Art Desk
he never attempts to be “authentic” to the originals in form or style and yet something of the essence remains. […]

…his approach to the guitar meshes with his personality: unhurried, unadorned, and unusually reverent of tradition, without being tethered to it. […]

Rolling Stone
‘Reverence’ is a word I heard my granddaughter’s nursery school teacher use, a Kashmiri woman. […]


Ry Cooder – The Prodigal Son