Ray Lamontagne

Ray Lamontagne

Real Name:
Raymond Charles Jack LaMontagne
Profile:
Ray LaMontagne (pronunced "la-mon-TAYN") (born 1974) is an award-winning folk singer-songwriter from New Hampshire, USA. He currently lives in Wilton, Maine.

One morning, LaMontagne heard the Stephen Stills song Treetop Flyer on the radio as it awoke him at 4am for an early work shift at a shoe factory. After purchasing the acoustic Stills Alone album (1991), LaMontagne decided to quit his job and begin a musical career.

He has since released two albums, Trouble and Till The Sun Turns Black. Bootleg copies of his early demo albums Raycharles LaMontagne (1999), Acre of Land (2001), Green (2002), One Lonesome Saddle (2002) and Introducing Ray Lamontagne (2003) are also now in circulation. In the UK, Trouble was a top 5 hit, and the single of the title track was a top 25 hit. Till the Sun Turns Black was a top 40 hit in the US. He has also recorded two popular B-Side covers of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy and his original song, Jolene, which can be heard in the closing credits of the 2010 movie The Town[i].

Musically, Ray plays guitar, harmonica and piano, but he is particularly known for his raspy voice, which has been said to [i]"combine the soul of Ray Charles and the grit of Otis Redding".
Whilst LaMontagne says he is highly influenced by Stephen Stills, critics have compared LaMontagne's music to that of Van Morrison, Nick Drake, and Tim Buckley.

LaMontagne is a soft-spoken, notoriously private person who shuns the media spot-light, rarely giving interviews. He rarely interacts with the audience during his live shows and has even been known to perform live shows in the dark in order to separate himself from the audience.
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Ray Lamontagne Discography

Albums

Ray Lamontagne Trouble (Album) RCA Australia 2004 Sell This Version
Ray Lamontagne Till The Sun Turns Black (Album) RCA US 2006 Sell This Version
Ray La Montagne* Gossip In The Grain (Album) 14th Floor Records US 2008 Sell This Version
Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs - God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise (Album) RCA, RCA Australia 2010 Sell This Version
Ray Lamontagne Supernova (Album) RCA UK 2014 Sell This Version
Ray Lamontagne Ouroboros (Album) RCA Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ray Lamontagne Forever My Friend (Single) Echo, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 2005 Sell This Version
Ray Lamontagne How Come (Single) 14th Floor Records, Echo UK 2006 Sell This Version
Ray Lamontagne Trouble (Single) 14th Floor Records, Echo Scandinavia 2004 Sell This Version
Ray Lamontagne Three More Days (Single) 14th Floor Records, Echo Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Ray Lamontagne Jolene (Single) 14th Floor Records, Echo Europe 2007 Sell This Version
14FLR23V, none Ray LaMontagne Be Here Now(7", Single, Ltd, Num) 14th Floor Records, Echo 14FLR23V, none UK 2007 Sell This Version
Ray Lamontagne You Are The Best Thing (Single) Warner Music Benelux US 2008 Sell This Version
none Ray La Montagne* Meg White(CDr, Promo, Single) 14th Floor Records none UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
88697-76607-7 Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs - Beg Steal or Borrow(7", EP) RCA 88697-76607-7 US 2010 Sell This Version
Ray Lamontagne and The Pariah Dogs Ray Lamontagne and The Pariah Dogs - Live Fall 2010 RCA Europe 2011 Sell This Version
88697-86251-1 Ray Lamontagne Live Spring 2010(10", EP, Cle) RCA 88697-86251-1 US 2011 Sell This Version
Ray Lamontagne Supernova (Single) RCA Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
none Ray Lamontagne Hey, No Pressure(CDr, Single, Promo) Columbia none UK 2015 Sell This Version

Videos

No Catalog Number Ray Lamontagne DVD Featuring 'Later With Jools Holland', 'Campus (France)' & EPK Footage(DVD-V, Comp, Promo) Echo No Catalog Number UK 2004 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Raycharles Lamontagne* Introducing Raycharles Lamontagne(CD) Not On Label none US 2003 Sell This Version
82876 Ray Lamontagne Live From Bonnaroo 2005(CD, Ltd) RCA 82876 US 2005 Sell This Version