• Folk

    Beneath Dodger Stadium

    There are two albums I’ve been immersing myself in lately: Los Lobos’ ‘The Town and the City‘ and Ry Cooder’s ‘Ch├ívez Ravine‘. The Los Lobos album hasn’t left my truck’s CD player in weeks. It’s great to have one of…

  • World

    Coast of Malabar

    I had this one on an old mix CD I recently pulled out. It’s nice to unearth a gem like this once in a while. You don’t get better than a Ry Cooder traditional ballad with the Chieftains backing him…

  • Blues

    How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?

    This song was written in 1929 by one Blind Alfred Reed. I became familiar with the song through Bruce’s Seeger Sessions tour. I happened across this video tonight (thru a post on Crooks and Liars). It’s Ry Cooder performing the…