Ray Lamontagne Information
It all started when Ray heard Stephen Stills' "Tree Top Flyer" on the radio. The song amounted to an epiphany for LaMontagne, and he made up his mind on the spot to become a singer and musician. By the summer of 1999 he had put together a ten-song demo tape of his songs. Chrysalis Music Publishing house signed the young songwriter and teamed him with producer Ethan Johns in the studio, resulting in LaMontagne's debut album, Trouble, which was picked up by RCA Records and released in the fall of 2004.
In 2006 the single 'Trouble' became a top 40 hit and the album reached #5 in the UK. That year LaMontagne released his second album Till the Sun Turns Black featuring the song "Three More Days". Singles from this album were featured in many television shows and movies, including 'One Tree Hill,' 'Law and Order,' and '27 Dresses'. In 2008 he released Gossip in the Grain, which debuted at number 3 on the Billboard charts. The album spawned the hit song "You Are The Best Thing" and also other songs such as, "Sarah" and "Let it be Me" were once again featured on TV shows helping promote the artist further. In 2010, with LaMontagne himself producing the record, he released God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise and snagged himself up a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
Ray has an upcoming November tour which will consist of nine stops. He will be in Boston for two nights at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24.