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Old 12-07-11, 09:39 AM
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Anyone listen to Ray Lamontagne? I never really pursued his music but have recently gotten Till the Sun Turns Black, God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise, and Trouble and they are fantastic albums. The guy is really talented as a songwriter and I love the understated band he has assembled.

Wish he'd do some more stuff like "Repo Man" though.

For those interested, Till the Sun Turns Black is currently one of Amazon's $5 albums.
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Old 12-07-11, 10:00 AM
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I love Ray. Most singer songwriters end up being a bit on the boring side to me. Ray's voice is simply amazing and he brings just enough complexity to his music to make him interesting.
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Love his music, especially his songs, "For the Summer" and "Beg Steal & Borrow", "Trouble". He reminds me of old Neil Young.
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Old 12-07-11, 10:15 AM
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I like everything I've heard but tend to really like the funkier stuff like Repo Man and You Can Bring Me Flowers. Love the bass player. Don't know if it is the same person on each album.
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Old 12-07-11, 10:35 AM
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I like his music but I can't stand hearing Trouble now, thanks to that insurance company that uses it in their commercials.
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Old 12-07-11, 11:00 AM
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Still a good song but yes, those bars used in the commercial are tiresome now.
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Old 12-07-11, 07:30 PM
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I will never get tired of Jolene. One of my absolute favorites.
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I love Ray LaMontagne; he's easily one of my favorite singer-songwriters and I'm always surprised when there isn't more buzz about his new albums. Jolene is one of my favorite songs of all time; I've listened to it more than any other song on my iTunes. What I really like about him is that he takes chances with his albums; none of them sound exactly alike and each has something distinct to offer. Of course, his remarkable voice and wonderful lyrics don't hurt my opinion of him either.
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Old 12-07-11, 10:09 PM
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Gotta give the man some love & respect, as he's form my home state. Otherwise, while I can appreciate his music, it hasn't really spoken to me a whole heck of a lot. It's nice music to have on in the background, but nothing I ever go out of my way to purposely listen to.
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Old 12-08-11, 07:44 AM
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Till the Sun Turns Black is a fantastic piece of work. I need to explore more of his stuff.
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For those interested, Till the Sun Turns Black is currently one of Amazon's $5 albums.
Gave it a try yesterday. Great album. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Old 12-09-11, 04:07 PM
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I love this guy, what a great voice. Jolene is one of my favorite songs as well. I listen to it at least once a week. Just fantastic lyrics. I wish I knew more girls named Jolene.

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I love Ray LaMontagne; he's easily one of my favorite singer-songwriters and I'm always surprised when there isn't more buzz about his new albums. Jolene is one of my favorite songs of all time; I've listened to it more than any other song on my iTunes. What I really like about him is that he takes chances with his albums; none of them sound exactly alike and each has something distinct to offer. Of course, his remarkable voice and wonderful lyrics don't hurt my opinion of him either.
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Old 12-13-11, 08:49 AM
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My wife and I were lucky enough to see Ray open for Guster a few years back. He was an unknown to us at the time, but we were absolutely blown away. He came out and barely said a word to the crowd . . . just started cranking out tunes from his first album. Absolutely fantastic . . . and we became instant fans.

He's definitely a throw-back; there certainly seems to be some Neil Young influence as well as Joe Cocker.
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Old 12-13-11, 08:55 AM
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I'd love to see him live.
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Old 12-14-11, 12:24 PM
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I'd love to see him live.
He's amazing live, definitely do yourself and favor and see him. I saw him this past summer at Red Rocks and the show was incredible. And he does such a great range of just him solo acoustic with his soft stuff to totally jamming with the full band on his more upbeat tunes. Him and his band had such tight musiciainship, it was quite the show.

I discovered him a few years back when one of my buddies covered 'Trouble' at the campfire of our annual camping trip and loved his music ever since. I think I probably like his soft stuff a bit better, but some of the stuff that he brings on the new album has definitely shown he can do anything, I like the upbeat stuff like Devil's in the jukebox and repo man as well.
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Old 12-14-11, 12:36 PM
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I was aware of him but never listened seriously until I saw him on Letterman play "Repo Man" earlier this year:



Love the bass player. Love her bass too. Dig the one handed drummer too.
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Big fan of Ray and his music. We've been fortunate to see him live twice (2009 & 2011) and both shows were just amazing.

Empty & Jolene are my all time favorites and, besides some great tracks already mentioned, I have to throw some love to Burn, Achin' All the Time, New York City's Killing Me & Devil's in the Jukebox. Also check out his amazing covers of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" and Bob Dylan's "The Man in Me".

Last, don't hesitate to pick up live versions of his songs.
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