Welcome to the world of Ry Cooder. Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer.
By the late ‘80s, this notion of pilgrimage transformed Cooder into one of the foremost champions of what is commonly called World Music. Though we concede that “World” is a fairly ethnocentric catch-all for non-Western music, it truly qualifies in Cooder’s case. Beginning with 1993’s Indian-inflected Meeting by the River, Cooder initiated a series of collaborations with leading world musicians, routinely helping to bring global exposure to regional phenomena.
Clancy's comment: I recall this guy when I was a budding teenage rockstar. A very talented man.