It’s the penultimate week of Bill Callahan season, with him releasing the ninth track of 10 that will make up his new album Gold Record. This week it’s a track called “Ry Cooder”, which is about the legendary guitarist.
While most of the songs from Gold Record so far have found Callahan taking up a role, this time he is undoubtedly himself, and paying tribute to the great guitarist Ry Cooder. He praises Cooder’s approach to the discipline and his ease with a guitar. Then he invites listeners to imagine Cooder laying down a sweet guitar solo in the middle of “Ry Cooder”, which is a fun and charming little moment.