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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ry-cooder-and-nick-lowe-announce-japan-new-zealand-australia-tour-2009-08-20
    August 20, 2009|8 comments

    After taking Europe by storm earlier this summer, Ry Cooder and Nick Lowe have announced a month-long tour through Japan, Australia, and New Zealand for late this year, beginning November 4 in Nagoya, Japan, and winding up in Perth, Western Australia, December 1. As he did on the European tour, Ry's son Joachim Cooder will join the tour on drums, and singer Juliette Commagere will return as special guest vocalist.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jim-dickinson-musician-producer-frequent-ry-cooder-collaborator-dies-at-67-2009-08-19
    August 19, 2009|1 comments

    Jim Dickinson, the famed pianist, producer, and a central figure in the Memphis music world, died last Saturday, August 15, at the age of 67. Over the years, Dickinson contributed to a number of seminal albums, including Aretha Franklin's Spirit in the Dark, the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers, Bob Dylan's Time Out of Mind, and, not least, nearly a dozen records with Ry Cooder, including Nonesuch's Hurricane Katrina benefit album, Our New Orleans.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-herald-5-stars-for-ry-cooder-king-of-slide-guitar-in-tour-closing-concerts-w-nick-lowe-2009-07-13
    July 13, 2009|0 comments

    Ry Cooder's three-week tour through Europe with Nick Lowe came to a close in Liverpool on Saturday with "an understated concert of music that captured an air of simplicity, honesty and restrained virtuosity," says the Liverpool Daily Post. "Ry, it’s great to see you back playing live where you belong." The Guardian gives four stars to last week's concert in Gateshead, asserting, "Cooder belongs to the elite group of guitarists, Eric Clapton and BB King among them, whose style can be identified by a single note." The Scotsman gives a perfect five stars to Thursday night's set in Edinburgh: "Cooder showed why he's considered the best slide player in the world." The Herald gives rates it five stars as well, saying the set "confirmed Cooder's status as the king of slide guitar."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ill-health-to-keep-flaco-jimenez-from-ry-cooder-nick-lowe-european-tour-2009-06-05
    June 05, 2009|8 comments

    It is with great regret that Flaco Jiménez has had to pull out of Ry Cooder and Nick Lowe’s forthcoming European tour on doctor's orders. Due to physical limitations and severe pain caused by herniated discs in his lower back, the Grammy-winning accordionist is unable to travel or perform for the foreseeable future. He is currently undergoing treatment in San Antonio, Texas. The 19-date tour begins on June 11 in Dublin.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ry-cooder-el-chavez-ravine-on-display-at-san-antonio-art-museum-2009-03-18

    Ry Cooder, Chavez Ravine truck

    March 18, 2009|1 comments

    In 2004, Ry Cooder commissioned San Antonio artist Vincent Valdez to paint a mural, on a refurbished 1953 Chevy ice cream truck, inspired by the LA Chicano community of Chávez Ravine, whose neighborhood was razed to make way for Dodger Stadium. The community is the subject of Cooder's 2004 album Chávez Ravine. The truck also took the name El Chávez Ravine and is now at the center of a special exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ry-cooder-and-nick-lowe-to-tour-europe-this-summer-2009-03-03
    March 03, 2009|50 comments

    Ry Cooder and Nick Lowe have announced an intimate, three-week tour of Europe to begin with three nights at Dublin's Olympia Theatre in mid-June. Cooder and Lowe’s working relationship began in the late 1980s, and following two benefit performances together at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco last year—featuring a selection of work from both their celebrated careers—the pair have decided to take their show on the road. They will be joined by Flaco Jimenez on accordion, Joachim Cooder on drums, and vocalist Juliette Commagere.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-albums-abound-on-year-end-best-lists-2008-12-24
    December 24, 2008|1 comments

    While 2008 may go down as one of the more turbulent years in recent (or distant) memory, or, more optimistically, a time of change, there is much to celebrate in the year in music. Nonesuch artists across all genres have contributed to that and, accordingly, have made their way onto many critics' lists of the year's best. For the final Nonesuch Journal article of the year, we offer an overview of just some of that year-end critical praise.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-artists-grab-13-grammy-nominations-2008-12-04
    December 04, 2008|0 comments

    The Grammy nominations are in, and a big congratulations goes out to the many Nonesuch artists whose work has been recognized by the Recording Academy, the organization behind the awards. Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Ry Cooder, Emmylou Harris, Toumani Diabaté, Youssou N'Dour, Stephen Sondheim, Jonny Greenwood, and Isabel Bayrakdarian were all recognized for their recent Nonesuch releases, as were producers Danger Mouse and Judith Sherman for their work on Nonesuch albums this year.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/six-nonesuch-albums-among-years-gift-worthy-recordings-in-daily-gazette-2008-12-01
    December 01, 2008|0 comments

    With Black Friday thankfully behind us and so-called Cyber Monday now upon us, the Schenectady Daily Gazette offers a number of "gift-worthy recordings" out this year, including six Nonesuch recordings: Isabel Bayrakdarian's "sublime" Gomidas Songs, Ry Cooder's I, Flathead, Emmylou Harris's All I Intended to Be, Randy Newman's Harps and Angels, Orchestra Baobab's Made in Dakar, and Rokia Traoré's "haunting and heart-lifting" Tchamantché.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ry-cooder-tours-california-desert-setting-of-i-flathead-with-ny-times-2008-11-25
    November 25, 2008|0 comments

    Ry Cooder recently took New York Times writer Lawrence Downes on a tour of El Mirage Dry Lake in California's Mojave Desert, the inspiration and setting for I, Flathead, the third and final album in Ry's California trilogy, and its companion novella. Downes describes their destination as "a land of spy planes, space aliens, off-road vehicles, sturdy reptiles and people with freaky desert habits, like racing vintage hot rods on dry lakebeds ... in other words, a critical stop on Ry’s California trail." The day's adventure in the desert with Ry, he writes, "was as though I’d been roaming the Delta with Robert Johnson, or gypsy France with Django Reinhardt."

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