Yesterday I referenced Ry Cooder in a post. Actually, Joe Bonamassa referenced him in a video and I posted about Joe’s video on the blog… and… oh whatever!
FACT: RY COODER IS A SLIDE GUITAR VIRTUOSO.
He was ranked “Number 8” on Rolling Stone Magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
Here is what they had to say about him:
In Ry Cooder’s hands, the guitar becomes a time machine. Ever since he began as a teen prodigy in the Sixties, he has been a virtuoso in a host of guitar styles going back to the most primal bottleneck blues, country, vintage jazz, Hawaiian slack-key guitar, Bahamian folk music and countless other styles. He’s combined these different musical idioms into his own eclectic style as one of the world’s foremost performing musicologists.
Ry Cooder’s slide guitar playing takes up a lot of space on my iPod — and I am not complaining about it at all!
Check out this video of Ry Cooder playing Vigilante Man — acoustic slide style: