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Grammy Award–winning musician Ry Cooder has released multiple American-roots-style records under his own name, and has also recorded with musicians worldwide.
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He was presented with the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist in 2007.
Cooder married photographer Susan Titelman in 1970. They have one son, Joachim, also a musician.
In 2011, Cooder wrote Los Angeles Stories, a set of intertwined, fictional stories set in southern Los Angeles in the 1940s and '50s.
On September 10, 2013, he released Live in San Francisco, featuring the band Corridos Famosos and his son, Joachim Cooder, on drums. It was his first live recording since 1977.
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