Ray LaMontagne Moves Me

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.

 

 

 

Visit Amanda, Xmas Dolly and Hairbows & Guitar Picks for more Music Monday fun.

 

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11 thoughts on “Ray LaMontagne Moves Me

  1. 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!

  2. 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. 😉

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