Genre: Folk, Rock, Americana
Ray LaMontagne has one of the remarkable stories in music’s past decade. Since leaving his job in a Maine shoe factory to pursue his calling as a musician, he has released four studio albums and two live EPs, won awards and topped critics’ polls internationally, and established himself as one of the most distinctive talents of his generation. His songs have been featured in numerous films and television shows, including multiple performances of his compositions on American Idol.
LaMontagne's most recent critically acclaimed, Grammy-Award winning album God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Digital Album chart. This marked a personal-sales best for him and tied his debut chart position at #3 with Gossip in the Grain. God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise garnered three Grammy Award nominations including the coveted Song of The Year category for “Beg Steal or Borrow” and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
LaMontagne released his fifth studio album, Supernove in April, the first single off his fifth studio album of the same name, due out in May via RCA Records. The album was produced by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and recorded in Nashville, TN.
Special Guest The Belle Brigade
Founded by siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska, The Belle Brigade’s music is artfully arranged, with enticing melodies and pop harmonies, fueled by the interplay of driving rhythms between Barbara’s drums and Ethan’s guitars. Their self-titled debut, co-produced with Matthew Wilder, was hailed as one of the Best Albums of 2011 by PASTE Magazine. The band has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan and their compelling live performances have led to tours with such artists as Dawes, Blitzen Trapper, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and K.D. Lang. They contributed songs to the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack and their cover of Bob Dylan’s “No Time To Think,” which appeared on the Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International, was voted in the top 10 songs of 2012 by Time Magazine.