Ray LaMontagne

Born Jun 18, 1973

Raymond "Ray" Charles Jack LaMontagne is an American singer-songwriter. LaMontagne has released four studio albums, Trouble, Till the Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain and God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise. He was born in New Hampshire and was inspired to create music after hearing an album by Stephen Stills. Critics have compared LaMontagne's music to that of The Band, Van Morrison, Nick Drake, and Tim Buckley. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two children.… Read More

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1973 Birth LaMontagne was born in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1973, one of six children raised by his mother. … Read More


1999 26 Years Old 1 More Event
LaMontagne was inspired to quit his job and begin a career as a singer-songwriter after waking up one morning to the radio on his alarm clock playing the Stephen Stills' song "Treetop Flyer". LaMontagne began performing in 1999, while maintaining a part-time job as a tutor.


2004 31 Years Old A business executive named Ron Clayton discovered Ray at a musical festival in Maine and introduced LaMontagne to Chrysalis Music Publishing and in 2004 LaMontagne recorded the album Trouble with producer Ethan Johns and sold it to RCA Records in the USA and Echo Records in the UK. … Read More
During a 2005 tour, LaMontagne performed at the music festival, Austin City Limits.
LaMontagne's second album, Till the Sun Turns Black, was released in August 2006 and featured horn and string sections on several of the songs with Rachael Yamagata providing additional vocals on the song "Barfly". … Read More
2008 35 Years Old LaMontagne released his third studio album, Gossip in the Grain, on RCA Records in 2008; it debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts with 60,000 units sold. … Read More
2009 36 Years Old The song "You Are the Best Thing" was featured in the movie I Love You, Man and in the television series One Tree Hill. LaMontagne performed on Saturday Night Live in March 2009. … Read More
His song "Let it be Me" was featured on the television series Parenthood and was included on the Parenthood soundtrack in 2010. … Read More
2011 38 Years Old In 2011 LaMontagne sang a duet with Irish singer Lisa Hannigan, "O Sleep", which was featured on her Choice Music Award-nominated album Passenger.


In April 2014 LaMontagne released his fifth album, Supernova. … Read More
2016 43 Years Old On September 20, 2016, LaMontagne announced that he was canceling a September 22 show at the Bass Concert Hall at the University of Texas at Austin, due to Texas's recently implemented campus carry law. … Read More
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