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Joachim Cooder

Joachim Cooder grew up surrounded by music. His father, the legendary guitarist Ry Cooder, would take him on the road at an early age, first as a viewer, and then in his early teens, as a player.

Joachim’s first instrument was the drums, playing with Ry both live and in the studio. These touring and recording projects allowed him to share stages and recordings with Johnny Cash, Ali Farka” Touré, V. M. Bhatt, Steve Earle, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John, Nick Lowe, and most notably the Buena Vista Social Club. Over the years Joachim has maintained this close relationship with his father, solidifying his reputation as a lyrical drummer, and branching out on projects of his own.

Joachim produced Carly Ritter’s self-titled debut album (Tex Ritter’s granddaughter), and composed the score for films such as the cult surf classic Shelter and Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story, which recently premiered at The Santa Barbara Film Festival (Winner, Audience Choice Award). His collaborations have taken him into the world of dance where he teamed up with choreographer Daniel Ezralow (Across The Universe, Spider-Man: Turn The Dark Off) to compose and perform live in an Ezralow Dance career retrospective.

But it wasn’t until his wife and long-time collaborator Juliette Commagere became pregnant that he began writing and singing his own songs. “We were in Nashville to produce a friend’s record in January – it was snowing – every morning I would wake up and play my electric mbira I brought through a little amp and start singing,” Joachim says. It became the beginning of his solo project and eventual EP titled Fuchsia Machu Picchu. The songs are about longing, love, plants, and the inner life of inanimate objects.

The sound is very much inspired by the world music he grew up with. “I’m always hearing some sort of defunct cosmic ice cream truck in my head – that’s the sound I’m after with my mbiras and tank drums and other tuned percussion. Hopefully, people will get that.”


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TOUR DATES with Ry Cooder
2018 Day Main Support City | State Venue

6 | 4 Monday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Alexandria, VA Birchmere
6 | 6 Wednesday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
6 | 7 Thursday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Boston, MA Wilbur Theater
6 | 8 Friday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder New York , NY Town Hall
6 | 11 Monday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Alexandria, VA Birchmere
6 | 12 Tuesday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
6 | 22 Friday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
6 | 24 Sunday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
6 | 26 Tuesday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Toronto, ONT CAN Massey Hall
6 | 27 Wednes Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Ottowa, ONT CAN Centrepointe Theater
6 | 29 Friday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Montreal, PQ CAN Montreal Jazz Fest
6 | 30 Saturday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Burlington, VT Flynn Theater

7 | 13 Friday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Seattle, WA Moore Theater
7 | 14 Saturday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Courtenay, BC CAN Vancouver Isl Music Fest
7 | 17 Tuesday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Portland, OR Revolution Hall
7 | 19 Thursday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
7 | 20 Friday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
7 | 21 Saturday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Napa, CA Uptown Theater
7 | 22 Sunday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Napa, CA Uptown Theater
8 | 10 Friday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Calgary AB Jack Singer Concert Hall
8 | 14 Tuesday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Denver, CO Paramount Theater
8 | 18 Saturday Ry Cooder Joachim Cooder Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center

SXSW 2018 Announces Artist Lineup

Team Clermont is proud to announce the SXSW 2018 lineup of artists playing showcases at the conference in Austin, Texas this March 12-17.

Team Clermont artists (past & present) playing include:
Altre di B (Bologna, ITALY) at Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room Mar 15 1AM!
Bambara (Brooklyn, NY)
Belle Adair (Florence, AL)
Benyaro (Jackson, WY)
Brother Dege (New Orleans, LA)
Cicada Rhythm (Athens, GA) at Lamberts Mar 14. 10:30pm!
The Foreign Resort (Copenhagen) at 720 Club Patio Mar 16. 10:45pm!
Helen Kelter Skelter (Norman, OK)
Hot Flash Heat Wave (San Francisco, CA)
Ian Moore (Austin, TX)
Ian Sweet (Los Angeles,CA)
Jean Caffeine (Austin, TX)
Kaela Sinclair (Los Angeles, CA)
Knife In The Water (Austin, TX)
Low (Duluth, MN)
Overlake (Jersey City, NJ)
Pearl Earl (Denton, TX)
Ronnie Heart (Dallas, TX)
Season To Risk (Kansas City, MO)
TOMKAT (Denton, TX)
Wild Moccasins (Houston, TX)


BANDS WE LOVE:
Double Ferrari (Athens, GA)
Marshmallow Coast (Athens, GA)
Nourallah Harvey Dezen (Dallas, TX)
Oak House (Athens, GA)
Okkervil River (New York, NY)
Wye Oak (Baltimore, MD)

For other #SX18 events see http://teamclermont.com/sx

For the entire lineup and artist list in Austin, TX for #SXSW18 go to http://teamclermont.blogspot.com/2018/02/hello-music-fans-clermont-would-like-to.html

Praise and Testimonials for Team Clermont - Music PR & Radio Promotion

Felix BechtolsheimerTeam Clermont are as good as it gets. We are a UK-based label and we were warned off hiring a US publicist. I’m so glad that we ignored this advice and decided to go ahead with these guys. We did an EP last year, which got fantastic results at both press and radio and we are currently in the middle of a full album campaign. Bill and Nelson are some of the nicest people we’ve worked with and they are coordinating and integrating amazingly with our UK and European publicists. We will certainly be using them for our future projects. Can’t recommend them highly enough!!

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Here's to 20 Years of Team Clermont artists & bands. Thank you all!

We surely couldn’t have made it 20 years without all of you, our artists.
See our full roster, the whole list of the 2,238 artists, singers, bands and true creatives we’ve had the privilege of working with so far during our company’s (first) 20-year history. – with love from co-founders Nelson Wells and Bill Benson

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