Joachim Cooder grew up in the music world. His father, renowned guitarist Ry Cooder, brought him on tours starting at a young age. He first watched and listened, then joined his dad on stage, first as a drummer. He grew up to forge his own path in the music business, playing with the Buena Vista Social Club and many notable musicians, producing music for other artists, and composing film scores. Joachim and Ry will share the stage at the Ridgefield Playhouse June 6 at 8 p.m., with Joachim opening the show as well as joining his dad on stage. Andrea Valluzzo spoke with Joachim about the show.
Andrea Valluzzo: You were on the road with your dad a lot growing up. How did that influence your musical leanings?