With a voice that recalls a huskier, sandpapery version of Van Morrison and Tim Buckley, Grammy winner Ray LaMontagne joins such artists as Iron & Wine in creating folk songs that are alternately lush and intimately earthy. Following his full-length debut, 2004's Trouble, he gradually broadened his musical palette, incorporating horns and strings on 2006's Til the Sun Turns Black and evoking the psychedelic pop and country-rock of the late 1960s and early '70s with his fifth album, the Dan Auerbach-produced Supernova. Issued in 2014, the latter became his third straight album to peak at number three on the Billboard 200. LaMontagne's eighth long-player, 2020's Monovision, was his first entirely self-recorded effort, including all instrument performances.
Raymond Charles Jack LaMontagne was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, in 1973. His ... Read Full Biography