Thursday, October 9, 2008

RAY of Sunshine

RAY LAMONTAGNE  is about to release his 3rd album on Tuesday and I can't wait! I didn't.  Through the magic of the internet I was able to preview the new album, GOSSIP IN THE GRAIN, and you can too!!!

"Gossip in the Grain proves to be his most creative and emotionally expansive collection to date."

Since my first listen of the new album, thats ALL I have been playing!  As I predicted, I am very much enjoying his raspy voice.  This album has more variety than his last 2 albums, although those albums are GREAT too!  Gossip in the Grain is not only his usual style of acoustic/folk, but it also has a little blues and old school country feel to it.  A lot more different instruments are used giving this album a very cool, unique sound.  He is an AMAZINGLY talented artist and my love for his music has probably doubled after listening to this album!  

"Gossip In The Grain reconfirms Ray LaMontagne as an artist and a craftsman without limits, a songwriter who is able to work his melodic gifts and distinctive lyricism through any of the myriad musical traditions that catches his fancy."

If this quote doesn't convince you to check it out, I don't know what will.

P.S. At the moment my 2 favorites songs off this album are 
Gossip in the Grain and Hey Me Hey Mama.

I sure hope I can hit up his show at Radio City Music Hall this Saturday!!!