Friday, May 8, 2015


Photo Credit: Erick Anderson / eafoto

Nashville, Tenn. (May 5, 2015) - World-renowned guitarist Ry Cooder, country music songbird Sharon White and country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs are combining forces for a national road show.

Today, the three music vets announced the "Cooder-White-Skaggs" tour, their maiden voyage as a musical trio.  The tour kicks off  in Salt Lake City this June and will continue with scheduled performances in Denver, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, New York City and more.

"Getting to work with Ry Cooder has been a dream of mine for a long time.  He is a world-class musician," notes Skaggs.  "We met at a GRAMMY Awards show many years ago and thought it would be a blast to do something together sometime, and now we're getting to create new sounds around old music.  But the best part is getting to share the stage every night with my wife and sweetheart Sharon White.  My heart is full!"

In a most exceptional pairing, master multi-instrumentalists Cooder and Skaggs will come together on stage to deliver a revelatory program of blues, gospel, and bluegrass music.  They will be joined by White, one of the purest voices in country music, Joachim Cooder on drums, and Mark Fain on bass with occasional guest performances by Buck White and Cheryl White of The Whites.

"I always love singing and playing music with Ricky...  he's just my favorite in every way!" says White.  "And we are both so excited to be doing shows this year with Ry Cooder.  What an incredible artist!  He is truly a 'one-of-a-kind' musician!  Ricky and I share Ry's love for traditional country, bluegrass, and old-time gospel music.  He is passionate about doing music that is authentic and real.  It's infectious!"

"'Cooder-White-Skaggs' is the legacy express, or I'll eat a bug," quips Cooder.  "You are going to hear four-part singing from the heart, the finest and best instrumental activity in the land, songs you know and love and to top it off, the indomitable Buck White on piano who will turn your money green.  Now who's happy?  That's the way we're gonna stay so knock on wood!"

"Cooder-White-Skaggs" 2015 Tour Schedule:

June 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden
June 17 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
June 19 - Boulder, CO - Chautauqua Auditorium
June 21 - Telluride, CO - Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 22 - Denver, CO - Denver Botanic Gardens
July 17 - Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater
Sept 30 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
Oct 2 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Oct 3 - San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest
Oct 5 - Arcata, CA - Van Duzer Theatre
Oct 6 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
Oct 7 - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre
Nov 10-11 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
Nov 14 - New York City, NY - Carnegie Hall
Nov 17 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
Nov 18 - Portland, ME - State Theatre

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