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    Watch: Ry Cooder Joins TIME's Joe Klein on the Road
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    Ry Cooder has joined TIME magazine political columnist Joe Klein for a few days on the writer's road trip across the United States. Klein is crossing the country, talking to Americans in towns along the way about the state of the nation as the fall election season approaches. It's something to which Cooder is particularly attuned; his forthcoming album, Election Special, due out on August 21 from Nonesuch / Perro Verde Records, is a wake-up call on that very thing.

    "Ry Cooder has provided much of the sound track of my life," Klein writes of his traveling companion. "He’s been writing political songs in recent years, and unlike most in that often-too-obvious genre, each is musically exquisite."

    On their tour stop in Dayton, Ohio, Day 13 of Klein's trip, Cooder introduces him to local fiddler Dan Gellert before the two musicians take the stage at the Trolley Stop for a live set. Watch the video below.

    Read more of what Joe Klein has to say about Cooder and follow him on road trip across the United States in TIME's election blog Swampland at time.com. Read Cooder's thoughts on his forthcoming album, Election Special, in the Nonesuch Journal.

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Ry Cooder joined TIME's Joe Klein on the columnist's road trip across the US. Klein is crossing the country, talking to Americans about the state of the nation as the fall election season approaches. It's something to which Cooder is particularly attuned, given the subject of his new album, Election Special, out August 21. "Ry Cooder has provided much of the sound track of my life," writes Klein. "He’s been writing political songs in recent years, and unlike most in that often-too-obvious genre, each is musically exquisite." Watch a video of the pair meeting up with fiddler Dan Gellert in Dayton, Ohio, here.

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Ry Cooder has joined TIME magazine political columnist Joe Klein for a few days on the writer's road trip across the United States. Klein is crossing the country, talking to Americans in towns along the way about the state of the nation as the fall election season approaches. It's something to which Cooder is particularly attuned; his forthcoming album, Election Special, due out on August 21 from Nonesuch / Perro Verde Records, is a wake-up call on that very thing.

"Ry Cooder has provided much of the sound track of my life," Klein writes of his traveling companion. "He’s been writing political songs in recent years, and unlike most in that often-too-obvious genre, each is musically exquisite."

On their tour stop in Dayton, Ohio, Day 13 of Klein's trip, Cooder introduces him to local fiddler Dan Gellert before the two musicians take the stage at the Trolley Stop for a live set. Watch the video below.

Read more of what Joe Klein has to say about Cooder and follow him on road trip across the United States in TIME's election blog Swampland at time.com. Read Cooder's thoughts on his forthcoming album, Election Special, in the Nonesuch Journal.

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