This Friday, we’ll feature the music of Ray LaMontagne on Feature Artist Friday.
Ray LaMontagne has released seven studio albums, Trouble, Till the Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise, Supernova, Ouroboros and Part of the Light. He was born in New Hampshire and was inspired to create music after hearing an album by Stephen Stills. Critics have compared LaMontagne’s music to that of Otis Redding, The Band, Van Morrison, Nick Drake and Tim Buckley.
For his debut album, LaMontagne won four awards, including three Boston Music Awards (Best Male Singer/Songwriter, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year) and an XM Nation Music Award for Acoustic Rock Artist of the Year. LaMontagne has received a nomination from the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards for Best New Touring Artist, the BRIT Awards for International Breakthrough Act, the MOJO Awards for Best New Act, and was given the title of Best Voice in 2006 by Esquire.
In 2011, Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs received two Grammy nominations, and they were awarded the Grammy for the Best Contemporary Folk Album for “God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise” Best Contemporary Folk Album.
He’s on tour and stops at The Fox Theater Wednesday October 23, so we’ll happily put him in the spotlight on Feature Artist Friday
Listen at the top of every hour for your favorites from Ray LaMontagne on Feature Artist Friday!