RAY LAMONTAGNE Shows A Different Musical Side At LA’s Greek Theatre With The Help of My Morning Jacket!
Posted On 16 Sep 2016
On Sunday, September 11th, the folk-rock musician Ray LaMontagne delighted a sold out crowd at LA’s Greek Theatre. In support of his latest RCA Records 6th studio album, “Ouroboros,” Ray and several members of My Morning Jacket jammed for about 2 hours. The album is in fact produced and features My Morning Jacket members Dan Dorff, Dave Givan, Jim James, Seth Kaufman, Alexis Marsh and Kevin Ratterman.
When Ray first announced this tour, he explained, “We’ve been throwing this idea around for quite a few years now, and the stars have finally aligned. There has been such positive spiritual energy flowing throughout this entire project. From that first restless nights sleep when the album made itself clear to me, to the recording of the album at La La Land Studio with Jim, to getting a call out of the blue ten months later that the Jacket boys wanted to back it up on the road.
There is some serious mojo surrounding this record and I think it’s going to be a very, very special run of shows.”
The night began with Ray performing a short solo-acoustic set. He sang his beloved hits like “Trouble,” and “Jolene.” He chatted a little with the crowd and shared a story about first moving to LA and how he always enjoyed the music business people there. His warm tone and raspy voice were heard throughout this set and fans were excited to hear the old favorites.
After his solo performance ended, Ray was joined by My Morning Jacket. Ray and the guys played the entire album, “Ouroboros” from start to finish. Songs like “Hey No Pressure,” “In My Own Way” and “Wouldn’t It Make a Lovely Photograph” were particularly enjoyed by the audience. This album certainly shows a different side of Ray and is much more psychedelic and is almost reminiscent of Pink Floyd or even Coldplay at times.
From the opening track, it was obvious that these musicians work extremely well together and have developed quite the musical rapport. The sound of “Ouroboros” is unlike anything listeners have heard from Mr. LaMontagne ever before and in this case, change is definitely welcome.
Remaining Ouroboros Tour Dates:
Sept 16 – The Pearl – Las Vegas, NV
Sept 17 – Capitol Theatre – Salt Lake City, UT
Sept 18 – Red Rocks Ampitheatre – Morrison, CO
Sept 19 – Starlight Theatre – Kansas City, MO
Sept 22 – Bass Concert Hall – Austin, TX
Sept 23 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion – Woodlands, TX
Sept 24 – South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX