After more than 10 years, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne returns to Australia – and will make his first ever performance at Bluesfest, highlighting songs from his vast and varying body of work. Joining Ray at this Bluesfest performance will be Wilco’s John Stirratt on bass. The two will be playing songs spanning across Ray’s albums including ‘Trouble’, ‘Till The Sun Turns Black’, ‘Gossip in the Grain’, ‘God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise’, ‘Supernova’, ‘Ouroboros’, and ‘Part Of The Light’. Critics across the US have been raving about his acoustic performances:
“Hearing Ray LaMontagne perform live is a poignant and magical experience,” - Consequence of Sound
“LaMontagne's voice remains a marvel, quiet and reflective one minute and forceful and impassioned the next. It really is an amazing instrument.” - The Boston Herald
Ray LaMontagne has released 7 studio albums, 5 of which have reached Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard’s Digital Albums chart. Additionally, Ray’s 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.
Monday 22nd April, 2019