Friday, June 4, 2010

New Ray LaMontagne Album Announced

I have some high hopes for this...  Ray LaMontagne's first album just knocked me off my feet.  From that point on, I felt like he of became a workhorse for the major labels, with constant touring and promotion.  This seemed disconnected from the personality I gleaned, when I first saw him.  Not that his music has been bad since them - just the opposite, but something didn't feel right about the glossy promotion of such a rootsy, withdrawn performer.

Ray LaMontagne: "Ray LaMontagne New Album, Aug. 17th!

New York, New York – Acclaimed recording artist Ray LaMontagne is set to release his new album, Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs - God Willin’ & The Creek Don't Rise on August 17th, 2010 on RCA Records. This is his fourth studio record, and the follow-up to his heralded Gossip in the Grain.

Entirely self produced (for the first time) God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise was recorded in two weeks at LaMontagne’s home in the woods of western Massachusetts. The newly restored historic home served as a homemade recording studio for Ray and his fellow musicians. The setting provided a backdrop for the creation of songs imbued with Ray’s signature poignancy. With Ray’s vocals at the forefront of the songs and a loose, almost live sounding recording, the album stands as a testament to a band at the height of their powers. The newly coined 'Pariah Dogs', consists of Jay Bellarose (drums), Jennifer Condos (bass), Patrick Warren (keyboard), Eric Heywood (guitar) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Individually, these musicians have contributed to the live work of such heralded musicians including Beck, Joe Henry, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams and Joe Cocker to name a few of their career highlights. Together with Ray, they shared a sense that the sessions for this record were rare and extraordinary."

Here's where it all started:

No comments:

Post a Comment