Ray Lamontage, 36, is one of the few folk singer songwriters around that have a lasting impression on me, along with Cat Stevens, Ani DiFranco and Bob Dylan. The raspiness of his whisper and the warmth that crawls through me every time he sings is fantastic. And his talent stems from the interesting, if I dare say dramatic, life history. He was in fact the son of an abusive musician, so his road towards music didn’t come until later on. After hearing a Stephen Stills song, Treetop Flyer, that was then that he decided to quit his job and pursue a career in music. He has since released three records, Trouble, Till The Sun Turns Black, and Gossip in the Grain. A soft-spoken person who is known for his raspy voice, LaMontagne has won a number of awards for his music and has performed at several charity events.
All I can say is that, thank God he did or else we wouldn’t have this wonderful soul spread good music all over the world.
Ray Lamontagne You Are the Best Thing
Ray Lamontagne Crazy (Gnarls Barkley cover)
Ray Lamontagne Trouble (Live Radio 1)
Ray Lamontagne To Love Somebody feat. Damien Rice (Bee Gees cover)
Ray Lamontagne Burn
Ray Lamontagne Sarah
Unreleased Demos (zip files.:
Below are a couple of links to unreleased demos courtesy of Music Induced Euphoria. Visit the blog when you can.
Acre of Land (2001)
One Lonesome Saddle, version 1 (2002)
OLS Sessions (2002)
Introducing Ray LaMontagne (2003)