Ry Cooder needs little introduction. Since starting out in the '60s with the Rising Sons, Cooder has specialized in guitar sounds that harken back to primal bottleneck blues, country, jazz, Hawaiian slack-key guitar, Bahamian folk music, and countless other styles. He's combined various musical idioms into his own eclectic style as one of the world's foremost performers of roots music. Cooder's pioneering musicianship can never be overestimated, nor can his profound influence on many of his contemporaries. Echoes presents the entire WMMS-FM broadcast of Cooder's acoustic performance at Radio Branch in Cleveland, Ohio, on December 12, 1972. Digitally remastered with liner notes and photos.