Cooder, Skaggs and White To Tour The USA Together -
Ry Cooder, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Ry Cooder, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Cooder, Skaggs and White To Tour The USA Together

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 9, 2015

in Live,News

Roots guitarist Ry Cooder, bluegrass icon Ricky Skaggs and country and gospel singer (and Skagg’s wife) Sharon White will join together for a tour that runs from mid-June to mid-November.

The trek will be a family affair. On some shows, the trio will be joined by Sharon’s sister Cheryl and father Buck, her bandmates in The Whites. Also on the tour is Ry’s son Joachim. Mark Fain will be playing bass.

Skaggs said of the tour “Getting to work with Ry Cooder has been a dream of mine for a long time. He is a world-class musician. 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!”

White added “I always love singing and playing music with Ricky… he’s just my favorite in every way! 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!”

Finally, Cooder said of the tour “Cooder-White-Skaggs’ is the legacy express, or I’ll eat a bug. 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!”

The tour dates:
06/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
06/17 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
06/19 – Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
06/21 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Town Park (Telluride Bluegrass Festival)
06/22 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens – York St.
07/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
07/18 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
09/30 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
10/02 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/03 – San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Park (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” @ Speedway Meadow)
10/05 – Arcata, CA – John Van Duzer Theatre
10/06 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
10/07 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
11/10 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
11/11 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
11/14 – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall
11/17 – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center
11/18 – Portland, ME – State Theatre


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