Ry Cooder returns to his roots and the roots of American music on The Prodigal Son. He tells a story of a hopeful America through covers of gospel acts such as The Pilgrim Travellers, bluegrass duo, The Stanley Brothers and blues evangelist Blind Willie Johnson. There are also a few original compositions thrown in for good measure. His son, Joachim, adds loops, samples and soundscapes to give the old time music a fresh, modern feel. 180g LP and CD on Concord.