Posted On 05 Jun 2018
Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne released his seventh studio album, Part Of The Light on May 18th via RCA Records. The album was written and produced by Ray LaMontagne and features the lead single, “Such A Simple Thing.” To celebrate the release of this collection, LaMontagne is currently on a 31-date tour. It began on May 27th in Washington and will conclude on July 10th in Denver.
All Access had the pleasure of checking out the singer-songwriter on his stop in Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre on Sunday, June 3rd.
Performing his entire “Part Of The Light” album from start to finish, Ray let the music do all the talking for him during this show. With only one very brief moment to pause and thank the sold-out crowd for coming, he and the four other musicians that make up his band blasted through one song after another. It was indeed a master class in true musicianship. While Ray took command of the stage front and center, the other four held their own right along with him. Dressed in his usual khaki pants, long sleeve denim shirt and bushman hat, the artist’s voice was in peak performance with an incredibly warm and rich tone.
Ray LaMontagne has released 6 studio albums, 5 of which have reached Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard’s Digital Albums chart. Additionally, his 2010 album God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and was nominated in the coveted Song of The Year category for “Beg Steal or Borrow.”
Each release from his catalogue over the last 13 years carries its own character and feel. Having worked with producers Ethan Johns, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Ray’s vast sonic catalogue has been called everything from “a perfect throwback to the lost art of the album-length format,” from Entertainment Weekly to “epic and magical,” from Rolling Stone and “gorgeous and ambitious,” from Esquire. NPR’s All Things Considered said that Ray throughout the course of his career “has continued to push himself in different directions,” while People called Ray a “marvel of nature.”
Connect With Ray LaMontagne Here:
Official Website: www.raylamontagne.com