Ray LaMontagne Moves Me

I’ve mentioned before how much I love Ray LaMontagne and how I would beg, steal or borrow to see him in concert since I missed his last tour through Tampa.  Friday night, I was fortunate enough to be given another chance to see Ray along with living legend Levon Helm and The Band for their co-headlining tour.

 

 

 

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Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs were amazing live, but I prefer him best acoustic with just a steel string guitar and his soulful voice.  Allan was very embarrassed by my attempt to record Ray.  I was too embarrassed to record more than one song, but I found a video of Ray singing Like Rock & Roll and the Radio.  This song gives me goosebumps.  His pain in this song sounds so genuine.

 

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Since Ray co-headlined with Levon Helms, Allan and I hoped they would perform The Weight, like they did on Spectacle: Elvis Costello with… and much to our pleasure, they did.

 

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Ray had me tapping along and swaying in my seat and Ruth Eckerd Hall was a perfect venue for his blues/bluegrass infusion.  He truly moves me.

 

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11 comments

  1. XmasDolly says:

    Thanks for playing along today! Cool songs. I’m glad you got to go see them like you wanted to, so you can share with us. Very cool. Have a great week! Hope to see you next week too!

  2. Little Mochi says:

    He is terrific ~ sounds like a fun concert. My favorite of his is Beg Steal or Borrow. The girls loved seeing him sing today, thanks for helping me share great music with them. ;)

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