Ray Lamontagne

Ray Lamontagne

Real Name:
Raymond Charles Jack LaMontagne
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.

Ray Lamontagne Discography


82876 63459-2 Ray Lamontagne Trouble (Album) RCA 82876 63459-2 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
82876 83328 2 Ray Lamontagne Till The Sun Turns Black (Album) RCA 82876 83328 2 US 2006 Sell This Version
88697-32670-1 Ray La Montagne* Gossip In The Grain (Album) 14th Floor Records 88697-32670-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
88697-75865-2 Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs - God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise (Album) RCA, RCA 88697-75865-2 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
none Ray Lamontagne Supernova (Album) RCA none UK 2014 Sell This Version
88875135422 Ray Lamontagne Ouroboros (Album) RCA 88875135422 Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RADCD169, 113.0169.328 Ray Lamontagne Forever My Friend (Single) Echo, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] RADCD169, 113.0169.328 2005 Sell This Version
14FLR17CD, (50) 51011 7344 2 (7) Ray Lamontagne How Come (Single) 14th Floor Records, Echo 14FLR17CD, (50) 51011 7344 2 (7) UK 2006 Sell This Version
RADCD155 Ray Lamontagne Trouble (Single) 14th Floor Records, Echo RADCD155 UK 2005 Sell This Version
PRO16404 Ray Lamontagne Three More Days (Single) 14th Floor Records, Echo PRO16404 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
14FLR20CD, none Ray Lamontagne Jolene (Single) 14th Floor Records, Echo 14FLR20CD, none 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
none Ray Lamontagne You Are The Best Thing (Single) Warner Music Benelux none Netherlands 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
886978480019 Ray Lamontagne Live Fall 2010 RCA 886978480019 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
none Ray Lamontagne Supernova (Single) RCA none Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
none Ray Lamontagne Hey, No Pressure(CDr, Single, Promo) Columbia none UK 2015 Sell This Version


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


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