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.
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.
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.
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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sounds like a grand time! Thanks for sharing
i heard his “trouble” used on some TV ad…sadly. he has a great sound.
Have to thank you for introducing me to him! Would love to see him live – – lucky you! Sounds like you had a fab time. x
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!
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. 😉
I’ve never heard of him – but thanks to you, I like him! Great choices! 🙂
Ooo…cool live post! I feel embarrassed to videotape during an event too, but then am regretful later when I didn’t. Aren’t you glad you did?
Never heard of him too, but I like his songs. Happy MM.
Oh my I must say I love his voice too. There is so much emotion! It’s like you want to cry.
Thanks for introducing me to him.
Enjoy the rest of the week 😉
I’d never heard of him! Will have to check him out! Sounds like you guys had a fun night!
I never heard of him….I will listen now 🙂
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