Biography

American singer and songwriter Ray LaMontagne was born in 1973 in Nashua. His professional career started quite unexpectedly: Ray heard Stephen Stills’s song and after that he decided to quit his job and to start the musical career. Later it turned out that this step was extremely successful, because LaMontagne managed to fulfill his potential and to gain a huge fan base all over the world.

Ray’s debut studio attempt titled Trouble was released in 2004 and it got fair reviews from the musical experts. The listeners enjoyed not only LaMontagne’s atmospheric compositions but also the intelligent lyrics. Trouble proved to be the very strong album, and numerous lovers of sensitive and sincere music had been waiting for Ray’s following long play. Two years later the singer issued his second album entitled Till The Sun Turns Black (2006), and its name perfectly described its content - Till The Sun Turns Black turned out to be a bit gloomy and dark record. However it was just as interesting as its predecessor. Moreover, that album’s sound was enlarged by horn section and string section, and these instruments definitely added some new coloring.

Ray’s discography was enlarged by an extremely strong long play titled Gossip In The Grain in 2008 and it debuted in a confident way at the third place of Billboard charts. Till The Sun Turns Black atmosphere was rather dark, but in Gossip In The Grain LaMontagne found place for hope for the better future, and the full of optimism composition You Are The Best Thing proved that perfectly. In 2010 the singer pleased his fans with absolutely new sound and conception: he formed the band The Pariah Dogs, and all its members are quite experienced musicians. Thereby, Ray’s fourth studio attempt God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise was released in 2010, and such famous performers as Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams took part in its creation. In spite of the fact that LaMontagne is known worldwide, not much is really known about him. He does not usually give the interviews and even at his gigs he hardly communicates with the audience while having a break between songs. However maybe it is Ray’s isolation that helps him to stay true to himself and to keep on creating without any limits.

Studio Albums

Ray LaMontagne, Ouroboros mp3Ouroboros
2016
  • Indie Rock
  • Folk Rock
Ray LaMontagne, Supernova mp3Supernova
2014
  • Folk Rock
Ray LaMontagne, God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise mp3God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise
Folk-musician Ray LaMontagne looked for innovations in his style to record his most untraditional album specially for the American audience, God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
2010
  • Americana
  • Country
Ray LaMontagne, Gossip in the Grain mp3Gossip in the Grain
This autumn Ray LaMontagne's third studio work Gossip In The Grain is released to become the most varied, emotional and expressive of all. Unlike the previous album a ray of hope and optimism appears on it
2008
  • Americana
Ray LaMontagne, Trouble mp3Trouble
2004
  • Americana
  • Pop Soul
Ray LaMontagne, One Lonesome Saddle mp3One Lonesome Saddle
2002
  • Americana
  • Pop Soul
Ray LaMontagne, OLS Sessions mp3OLS Sessions
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  • Americana
  • Pop Soul

Lives

Ray LaMontagne, Live from Bonnaroo 2005 mp3Live from Bonnaroo 2005
2005
  • Americana
  • Pop Soul
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