Ray LaMontagne burst on to the music scene in 2004 with his debut “Trouble”. The title track was one of the biggest surprises to hit the music scene that year. He has had his songs used in several movies, “The Devil Wears Prada”, “The Last Kiss”, and “I Love You, Man” He has also had songs in the Dennis Leary television show “Rescue Me” and “House M.D.”
With a voice that is wrapped equally in pain and sandpaper, Ray is able to communicate his stories of love and loss, leaving and being left, and the myriad of emotions that run in between.
It is the emotion and urgency of both his vocals and his lyrics that draw you in to his songs as he makes no attempt to reach out to you. His music is sparse and the words and his vocals carry most of his songs even though it is barely a whisper.
On his most recent release “Gossip in the Grain” Ray, is joined in the studio by his touring band which is a big departure from the largely solo work of his first two releases.
Ray LaMontagne Discography
- Till The Sun Turns Black
- Gossip in the Grain
Top 5 Ray LaMontagne Songs according to Butler (Albums listed to right of song):
- Empty (Till The Sun Turns Black)
- How Come (Trouble)
- Jolene (Trouble)
- Let It Be Me (Gossip in the Grain)
- Three More Days (Till The Sun Turns Back)
Check out Ray LaMontagne and let me know what you think.
Ray LaMontagne’s music is available on iTunes, some record stores and www.raylamontagne.com.
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