Listen to “Going to Tampa” by Ry Cooder


As a mother, will Sarah Palin lead the congregation in prayer for Trayvon at the opening of the Republican Convention in Tampa?

Ry Cooder is a world-famous guitarist, singer and composer, known for his slide guitar work, interest in roots music, and more recently for his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries, including The Buena Vista Social Club. He has composed soundtracks for more than twenty films, including Paris, Texas. Two recent albums were accompanied by stories Cooder wrote to accompany the music. His first collection of stories Los Angeles Stories was published by City Lights in October 2011. Cooder’s forthcoming album Election Special is to be released on Nonesuch Records, June 2012.

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