Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs

Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs

Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs

Live, Fall 2010

Sony Music

To say Ray LaMontagne can sing is sorta like saying Babe Ruth could swing a bat. These five cuts, largely from his 2010 release God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise and 2008’s Gossip in the Grain, showcase the weary-voiced troubadour and serve as an excellent introduction to his rockin’ country/ folk/ Americana sound for those late to the party. He hit with a splash in 2004 with Trouble and quickly became a favorite of the Starbucks set, but he’s certainly more than that. He reminds you at times of an American Van Morrison, or perhaps a bit of Gomez’s Ben Ottewell, but he’s his own voice. Take a listen to “You Can Bring Me Flowers” with the great Larry Campbell on fiddle — it sounds like a lost cut from the International Submarine Band. If you don’ t know who that is, well, I bet LaMontagne does. Stellar stuff.

Ray LaMontagne: www.raylamontagne.com/us/home

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