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Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs with Brandi Carlile & Secret SistersSunday, September 18th, 2011« view all past events
Theres something magical that happens when these musicians play together, says Ray LaMontagne. Ive been wanting to capture what weve been doing live for a while. The chemistry is really special.
The billing on LaMontagnes fourth album, God Willin & the Creek Dont Rise, reveals instantly that something new is happening with this project. The record is credited to Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogsthe first time that the singer/songwriter has defined himself within a band setting, rather than as a solo artist. In addition, it marks the first time that LaMontagne has taken on the role of producer. And as soon as the music starts, with the Joe Cocker-style soul power of the opening Repo Man, its apparent that one of the worlds most acclaimed artists has moved into some fresh territory.
Not that he was necessarily in need of a new direction. The album is the follow-up to 2008s Gossip in the Grain, which debuted in the Top Five on the Billboard charts; garnered two 2010 Grammy nominations; earned LaMontagne a coveted slot performing on Saturday Night Live; and continued the expansion of a highly-respected career that began with his first album, Trouble, in 2004.
The line-up of the Pariah Dogs, and their alliance with LaMontagne, is already well-proven and familiar. These musiciansEric Heywood and Greg Leisz on guitars, Jennifer Condos on bass, and Jay Bellerose on drumshave been working as the singers touring band for the last few years, and developing into a tight-knit team. Though he had thought about trying to get all of these busy session players together in the studio before, only now did time and circumstance align and make it possible.
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