Ray LaMontagne at ACL

Posted on September 13, 2006 Under Music

New Hampshire born, Ray La Montagne's acclaimed 2004 debut, "Trouble", quietly sold over 250,000 copies, thanks to word of mouth praises from grassroots fans. Ray, who was working at a shoe-factory was inspired to pursue music by a 4am epiphany set to the soundtrack of Stephen Stills, "Tree Top Flyer". He quit his job and immersed himself in the sounds of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Otis Redding, and Joni Mitchell and got himself a coffee house gig in Maine. His follow up album, set to be released in late summer, is sure to be full of emotional vocals, and intriguing words and melodies, but will be a totally new album. "It's definitely not "˜Trouble Part 2'," Ray promises. Being compared to the likes of Elliot Smith, David Gray, and Van Morrison, who will also be performing at this years festival, LaMontagne's "quietly devastating", soulful tunes should provide for an amazing show!