Ray Lamontagne
Born:
18 June 1973
Genres:
Pop/Rock, Folk
Releases:
21
Biography: With a voice that recalls a huskier, sandpaper version of Van Morrison and Tim Buckley, Ray LaMontagne joins such artists as Iron & Wine in creating folk songs that are alternately lush and intimately earthy. The songwriter was born in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1973; his parents split up shortly after his birth, and his mother began a pattern of moving her six children to any locale that could offer her employment and housing. As a result, LaMontagne grew up as the perennial new kid in school (when and if he went to school at all). He did graduate high school, however, and found himself working in a shoe factory in Maine when he heard Stephen Stills' "Tree Top Flyer" on the radio. The song amounted to an epiphany for LaMontagne, who made up his mind on the spot to become a singer and musician. By the summer of 1999, LaMontagne had put together a ten-song demo tape that soon found its way into the hands of Jamie Ceretta at Chrysalis Music Publishing. The publishing house signed the young songwriter and teamed him with producer Ethan Johns, resulting in LaMontagne's debut album, Trouble. The record was picked up by RCA Records and released in the fall of 2004, impressing critics with such songs as the title tune, "Trouble," and the cinematic style of pieces like "Narrow Escape." A follow-up album for the RCA label, Till the Sun Turns Black, appeared in 2006 and widened LaMontagne's palette by incorporating horns and strings. Gossip in the Grain followed in 2008.
Part Of The Light
Part Of The Light
Tracks: 9
Year: 2018
Ouroboros
Ouroboros
Tracks: 8
Year: 2016
Supernova
Supernova
Tracks: 10
Year: 2014
Supernova
Supernova
Tracks: 10
Year: 2014
Gossip In The Grain
Gossip In The Grain
Tracks: 10
Year: 2008
Gossip In The Grain
Gossip In The Grain
Tracks: 10
Year: 2008
Jolene (single)
Jolene (single)
Tracks: 2
Year: 2007
Till The Sun Turns Black
Till The Sun Turns Black
Tracks: 11
Year: 2006
How Come
How Come
Tracks: 1
Year: 2006
Till The Sun Turns Black
Till The Sun Turns Black
Tracks: 11
Year: 2006
Trouble
Trouble
Tracks: 10
Year: 2005
Live From Bonnaroo
Live From Bonnaroo
Tracks: 6
Year: 2005
Trouble
Trouble
Tracks: 10
Year: 2004
Trouble
Trouble
Tracks: 10
Year: 2004
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