Monday, March 29

Music Monday: Ray Lamontagne

Oh, Ray Lamontagne.  That voice, those lyrics, that emotion... wrap it all into one pretty cd and you may be crying by the end.  Ray's music is very personal and special to me.  Sometimes I feel embarrassed saying that because he's a perfect stranger (besides the time I saw him in concert), but his music can evoke such strong feelings in me.  I guess that is proof of a really great songwriter. 







If Ray Lamontagne is new to you, I would suggest starting with 'Til the Sun Turns Black.  It's definitely my favorite.  Have a great night, friends.  :)  xoxo Katie

26 comments:

  1. We are musical soulmates. I love Ray Lamontagne! I have vinyl copies of two of his albums and have them and another downloaded. His voice moves me...

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  2. I have such a music crush on him. Swoon.

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  3. Yes! I <3 Ray Lamontagne also!

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  4. Loooove his music - perfection! :)

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  5. Wonderful! He is so amazing-- I think I'll go put on a record now. :)

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  6. GORGEOUS VOICE!!! if i could put my heart in words, it would be that song by the bee gees, "To Love Somebody." The version he does with damien rice... heaven.

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  7. oh Katie, I absolutely love Ray Lamontagne! I love the way his voice can evoke such emotion. Favorites:

    1. You are the best thing
    2. Meg White
    and Let it Be Me is pretty awesome too! I wanted the vinyl, but its missing Best Thing which is my favorite!

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  8. Loooove Ray Lamontagne! Excellent choice for Music Monday once again!

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  9. *high five*
    He has such a beautiful voice! My boyfriend is always playing Jolene!
    xx

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  10. My husband and I walked out of the chapel as husband and wife to "you are the best thing" by ol' Ray. It was the perfect, joyous song to start out our marriage with. I still get teary when I hear it.

    "Baby we've come a long way. Baby, you know I hope and I pray that you believe me when i say, this love will neeeeeeeeeva fade away"

    aaaaah. Perfection. Thanks for posting!

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  11. Great choice! He has such an amazing soulful voice. Love him!

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  12. I love him! I really want to see him perform some day. If you haven't heard his cover of Crazy yet, you must listen! It's amazing!
    http://ashleerohnert.blogspot.com/2010/01/music-monday-ray-lamontagne.html

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  13. Love him. Danced to Hold You In My Arms at our wedding.

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  14. oh man do i love the sound of ray ray! its perfect for mornings and rainy days...so dreamy and you could also say its "mood music" to get you in that romantic zone
    xo
    brandi

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  15. I love Ray Lamontagne! Katie you have great taste in music! His was one of my all time FAV concerts... sounds just as amazing live, maybe even better!

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  16. Ahhh! i haven't listened to him for a few weeks, so I think I'll have to put him on right now! :)

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  17. Be still my beating heart, Ray Lamontagne, you will never know how much you move me! Not listened for a while but I know I will tomorrow!

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  18. I love, love, love Ray.... I mean L-O-V-E!!

    My husband and I used to listen to him all time together... After my husband passed away, one day after he surprised me with the brand new Gossip in the Grain cd, all I have to say is Ray got me through some really dark times... I love Ray...

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  19. i love this post. (and i love love love your blog) ray is my muse (is it possible for a woman to have a male muse? maybe he's called something else..). anyways, i turn on ray's music and get to creating. so great.

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  20. Oh, goodness. He's one of my faves! :) That smoky voice just gets me. I just blogged about a few boys with a similar yummy sound, too - Amos Lee?). :) Good pick!

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  21. holy COW! i love that man!!!

    xo.

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  22. Katie, thank you so much!
    This music is awesome!!!
    I´m always searching for music that touches me.

    This guy is so amazing!
    Thank you for blogging this article.

    I´m a huge fan of you and your cute creatures!

    Greetings from Germany!
    Nora.

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  23. Someone made me a mix with Meg White on it and I listen to it pretty much every day while I'm commuting to work on the subway. I've always loved his voice and keep meaning to look him up and see what he's about. You've convinced me!

    Your blog is totally lovely. I guess I've been hiding under a rock because in addition to Ray, I hadn't been over here before.

    OK, I'm inspired! Off to check out Mista LaMontagne. Thanks!!

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  24. I love his music so much! You should check out Robert Francis - I did my very first music monday on him here: http://ofmultitudes.blogspot.com/2010/03/music-monday-01.html

    He reminds me a LOT of Ray Lamontagne and I think you will adore him!

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  25. I love Ray! I think my favorite song is Hold You in My Arms.

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  26. 'Be Here Now'.... One of my all time favorite songs...ever. We used it for one of our ladies conferences as our theme song. So beautiful!

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