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Ray LaMontagne

Biography

Using a voice that recalls a huskier, sandpapery version of Van Morrison and Tim Buckley, Ray LaMontagne joins such artists as Iron & Wine in creating folk songs which are alternately lush and intimately earthy. The songwriter was created in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1973; his parents split soon after his delivery, and his mom began a design of shifting her six kids to any locale which could provide her work and housing. Because of this, LaMontagne was raised because the perennial fresh kid in college (when he visited school whatsoever). He do graduate senior high school, nevertheless, and discovered himself employed in a footwear manufacturing plant in Maine when he noticed Stephen Stills’ “Tree Best Flyer” on the air. The track amounted for an epiphany for LaMontagne, who composed his mind at that moment to become vocalist and musician. By the summertime of 1999, he previously come up with a ten-song demonstration tape that quickly found its method in to the hands of Jamie Ceretta at Chrysalis. The posting house agreed upon the youthful songwriter and teamed him with manufacturer Ethan Johns, leading to LaMontagne’s debut record, Difficulty. The record was found by RCA and released in nov 2004, impressing critics with such tracks as the name tune, “Difficulty,” as well as the cinematic design of parts like “Filter Get away.” A follow-up recording for the RCA label, Til sunlight Turns Dark, made an appearance in 2006 and widened LaMontagne’s palette by incorporating horns and strings. He also positioned tunes in multiple American tv shows, including ER, Bone fragments, and something Tree Hill. Gossip within the Grain adopted in 2008, also with Johns in the creation seat. LaMontagne’s biggest industrial success compared to that stage, it debuted at number 3 around the American graphs and again presented several songs later on heard on tv shows. In 2012, LaMontagne came back with his 4th studio recording, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise. His 1st recording without maker Ethan Johns, the program was made by LaMontagne at his house studio room and was the 1st having a billing for his support music group the Pariah Canines, including bassist Jennifer Condominiums, guitarist Eric Heywood, and drummer Jay Bellerose. It peaked at number 3 in the American record graphs, and gained LaMontagne his initial Grammy earn, for Best Modern Folk Record. Produced and documented by the Dark Tips’ Dan Auerbach, LaMontagne’s 5th LP, Supernova, premiered in the springtime of 2014. The record fared well critically and reached number 1 on Billboard’s Best Rock Albums graph and number 3 in the Billboard Best 200. IN-MAY of 2015, among LaMontagne’s early music, “Make sure you,” was presented with a major increase when it had been included in Sawyer Fredericks, the growing season 8 champion of NBC’s The Tone of voice. Fredericks’ edition of “Make sure you” became popular, reaching number 2 in the iTunes singles graph. Teasing a big change of path in an email to several fans, LaMontagne caused My Morning Coat frontman Jim Wayne on his following outing, Ouroboros. Created for full-album play and immersed in blues acoustic guitar and classic instrument-rich psychedelia, it found its way to March of 2016.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ray LaMontagne
Date Of Birth June 18, 1973
Profession Actor, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Sarah A. Sousa
Children Tobias LaMontagne, Sebastian LaMontagne
Awards Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album
Music Songs You Are the Best Thing, Hold You in My Arms, Let It Be Me, Jolene, Be Here Now, All the Wild Horses, Part One - Hey, No Pressure, Trouble, Beg Steal or Borrow, Three More Days, Lesson Learned, Forever My Friend, I Still Care for You, Within You, Part Two - In My Own Way, Can I Stay, Airwaves, A Falling Through, Meg White, This Love Is Over, Narrow Escape, You Can Bring Me Flowers, Gone Away From Me, Empty, Henry Nearly Killed Me, Old Before Your Time, Drive-In Movies, Repo Man, Hey Me, Hey Mama, Are We Really Through, Like Rock & Roll and Radio, Winter Birds
Albums Trouble, Ouroboros, Gossip in the Grain, Till the Sun Turns Black, Supernova, Introducing Ray Lamontagne, Live from Bonnaroo 2005, Live - Fall 2010, God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise, One Lonesome Saddle, Green, Live From KFOG, Live - Spring 2010, The Collection
Nominations Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act
Movies Little Sparrows


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#Fact
1 Lives on a farm in Maine with his wife and two sons. [2009]
2 Was born in New Hampshire but states "we were just passing through" - he has lived most of his life in Maine.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Moms 2016 performer: "You Are the Best Thing" / writer: "You Are the Best Thing"
ITV Sport: Euro 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
The Blacklist TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Tout pour être heureux 2015 performer: "Jolene" / writer: "Jolene"
Magic Mike XXL 2015 performer: "No Other Way" - as Ray LaMontagne / writer: "No Other Way" - as Ray LaMontagne
Parenthood TV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2015 writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2015
Dancing with the Stars 2009-2014 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Gambler 2014/III performer: "Airwaves" - as Ray LaMontagne / writer: "Airwaves" - as Ray LaMontagne
The Fault in Our Stars 2014 performer: "Without Words" / writer: "Without Words" - as Raycharles Jack LaMontagne
Nashville 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Force TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
One Chance 2013 performer: "Let It Be Me" / writer: "Let It Be Me"
The Voice UK 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Café 2011/II performer: "Gone Away From Me" - as Ray LaMontagne
Love, Wedding, Marriage 2011 performer: "A Falling Through" / writer: "A Falling Through"
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Detachment 2011 performer: "Empty" / writer: "Empty"
Conan TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
A Little Bit of Heaven 2011 performer: "You Are The Best Thing" / writer: "You Are The Best Thing"
One Tree Hill TV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2005 - 2011 writer - 3 episodes, 2008 - 2011
Life as We Know It 2010 performer: "Three More Days" - as Ray LaMontagne / writer: "Three More Days" - as Ray LaMontagne
Criminal Minds 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Covert Affairs 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Conspirator 2010 performer: "Empty"
Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Town 2010 performer: "Jolene" - as Ray LaMontagne / writer: "Jolene" - as Ray LaMontagne
Little Sparrows 2010 performer: "Hold You In My Arm" / writer: "Hold You In My Arm"
So You Think You Can Dance TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
No Asians... It's Just Not My Thing 2010 Short performer: "Be Here Now" / writer: "Be Here Now"
American Idol 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2009 TV Special performer: "That Spirit of Christmas"
House M.D. 2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Boys Are Back 2009 performer: "All the Wild Horses" - as Ray La Montagne / writer: "All the Wild Horses" - as R. La Montagne
I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009 performer: "Let It Be Me" - as Ray LaMontagne / writer: "Let It Be Me" - as Ray LaMontagne
90210 2009 TV Series 1 episode
I Love You, Man 2009 performer: "You Are the Best Thing" / writer: "You Are the Best Thing"
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Ghost Whisperer 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Private Practice 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy 2007-2008 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
True Blood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fringe TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Eli Stone 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
27 Dresses 2008 performer: "Be Here Now" / writer: "Be Here Now"
Badland 2007 performer: "ALL THE WILD HORSES" / performer: "HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS" - as Ray LaMontagne / writer: "HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS", "ALL THE WILD HORSES"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2007 TV Series 1 episode
Georgia Rule 2007 performer: "How Come" - as Ray LaMontagne / writer: "How Come" - as Raycharles Jack LaMontagne
Jools's Hootenanny 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Torchwood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Griffin & Phoenix 2006 performer: "Hold You in My Arms", "Shelter" / writer: "Hold You in My Arms", "Shelter"
Bones 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Devil Wears Prada 2006 performer: "How Come" 2004 - as Ray LaMontagne / writer: "How Come" 2004 - as Ray LaMontagne
She's the Man 2006 performer: "Hold You in My Arms" - as Ray LaMontagne / writer: "Hold You in My Arms" - as Ray LaMontagne
Prime 2005 performer: "SHELTER" - as Ray LaMontagne / writer: "SHELTER" - as Ray LaMontagne
Rescue Me 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Lot Like Love 2005 performer: "Trouble" - as Ray LaMontagne / writer: "Trouble" - as Raycharles Jack LaMontagne

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Sparrows 2010 music written and performed by

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lillemand 2015 TV Series music - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2011-2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Live from the Artists Den 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical guest
Love for Levon: A Benefit to Save the Barn 2012 TV Movie Himself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Conan 2011 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Ce soir (ou jamais!) 2010 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2006-2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2009 TV Special Himself (as Ray LaMontagne)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Taratata 2009 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005-2008 TV Series Himself
Live from Abbey Road 2007 TV Series Himself - Performer
Jools's Hootenanny 2006 TV Series Himself
The Album Chart Show 2006 TV Series
Tubridy Tonight 2006 TV Series Himself
Austin City Limits 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Campus, le magazine de l'écrit 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2004 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Song of the Year For the song "Beg, Steal or Borrow."


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