Ry Cooder

Ry Cooder

American guitarist, singer and composer
Virtuoso roots guitarist who was steeped in the blues, yet has spent his career exploring new musical worlds from Tex-Mex to Cuban boleros.
BornMarch 15, 1947
HometownLos Angeles, California, United States of America
Net worth$5 million
SpouseSusan Titelman (m 1970 - present)
ChildrenJoachim Cooder


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