Ray LaMontagne will be coming to the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls on March 29th, 2017 for an intimate concert in the 1400 seat Avalon Theatre Ballroom. As expected, availability is limited for one of the year’s top Niagara Falls concerts.
Ray LaMontagne has released six albums, many of which have enjoyed considerable critical success, establishing the American singer-songwriter as a real force in today’s music scene. His work has been comparted to famous artists and bands from the 1960s that include The Band, Van Morrison, and even Otis Redding.
Ray LaMontagne Musical Career
One morning, Ray, at the time with a career in a shoe factory, heard “Treetop Flyer” by Stephen Stills on the radio and was inspired to quit his job and become a singer-songwriter.
In 1999, Ray recorded a demo album with 10 songs when he was discovered by Ron Clayton, a business executive when he was playing at a music festival in Maine. This led to Ray signing with Chrysalis Music Publishing and the release of his first album in 2004, “Trouble”. Featuring performances by Sara Watkins and the daughter of Stephen Stills, Jennifer Stills, the album sold over a half-million copies worldwide.
The following year, an EP of Ray’s performance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival was released and his songs started to be featured in various TV shows and films, such as “All the Wild Horses” which was featured in the series, “Rescue Me”. His song, “Hold You in My Arms” made the soundtrack to the 2006 film, “She’s the Man”.
Ray’s second album, “Till the Sun Turns Black” was released in August, 2006 and peaked at #28 on the Billboard 200 chart. By 2008, Ray released his third album, Gossip in the Grain on RCA Records. It managed to sell 60,000 copies in the first week alone and helped cement Ray’s work to a broader audience. Also, the single “Let it Be Me” was featured in episodes of three different TV shows, “Parenthood”, “Criminal Minds”, and “Fringe”.
Grammy Award Winner’s Niagara Falls Concert
He self-produced his next album, the 2010 release “God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise” which managed to snag a Grammy win for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Ray’s fifth album, “Supernova” landed at #2 on iTunes within hours of its release and #1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart soon after. His popularity in many ways may be more profound than ever as seen on his tours where he draws a considerable audience.
LaMontagne continues to write music, release singles and albums, and perform across the US, delivering his unique singing style that he describes as “from the gut”.
See Ray LaMontagne upcoming Concert, which will surely be one of the top things to do in Niagara Falls during March 2017.
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