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Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs

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(2010 – present)

Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs is an American band, marking the first time that American singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne has released music in collaboration with other artists within the context of a band. Their debut album, “God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise” was released in 2010. Nominated for two Grammy awards, the album won the award for best contemporary folk album. The song “Beg Steal or Borrow” was nominated for Song of the Year. The band includes Eric Heywood and Greg Leisz on guitars, Jennifer Condos on bass, and Jay Bellerose on drums. They have been working as LaMontagne’s touring band for some time.

“There’s something magical that happens when these musicians play together,” says Ray LaMontagne. “I’ve been wanting to capture what we’ve been doing live for a while. The chemistry is really special.”

The billing on LaMontagne’s fourth album, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise, reveals instantly that something new is happening with this project. The record is credited to “Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs”—the 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,” it’s apparent that one of the world’s most acclaimed artists has moved into some fresh territory.

Not that he was necessarily in need of a new direction.

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  • Melodeh

    Ray LaMontagne has a new video, it's awesome! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X294h3dl2_I

    26 Apr 11:12pm Reply
  • satanistrue2you

    A LOT of these songs are so relavant to my life. Makes me quite happy.

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Biscuit1978

    Totally agree with naynay1129. The best song on an album of stunningly crafted and performed songs.

    6 Jul 2012 Reply
  • kaitrodamus

    ♥ love these guys (:

    19 Dec 2011 Reply
  • naynay1129

    im so in love with god willin and the creek don't rise

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Drew079

    Was listening to "New York City's Killing Me" Can someone recommend me artists with this "twangy" style? If you could leave me a shout I would app it- THANKS!

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • JenaSunshine

    Ray LaMontagne solo is beyond fantastic, Ray LaMontagne with the Pariah Dogs is even better. He is such a talented man.

    16 Jun 2011 Reply
  • riclmnopp

    So excited to see your show at the Britt festival next month!!

    22 May 2011 Reply
  • n1collie

    YET.

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • n1collie

    Too bad he won't come to Holland..:(

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • tzbaby

    If God blesses me with a long life, I will fondly remember my youth as the best years of my life just by hearing the voice of Ray Lamontagne. To say this man is gifted is an understatement.

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • xJake_Guitarx

    Wow, What would I give to see Ray LaMontagne live!! Wish he'd tour closer to me.

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • WebDevDen

    From the first time I heard his voice and his words I knew I would be following his music for years to come. One of the best artists to come along in a long, long, long time. Can't wait to see him and the band in concert.

    29 Mar 2011 Reply
  • sabineadele

    I'm SO in love with that guys voice. Ray, PLEASE marry me and tell me sweet little words every day!!!!

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
  • jaazappa

    have been listening to it a couple dozen times since seeing them live 10 days ago great great show

    28 Feb 2011 Reply
  • ihelix

    Ray's getting better and better. Album of the year by far. (x2)

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • wernervilhalba

    I close my eyes and I can see you...I close my eyes and I can feel you here ♫ ♥

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • miespaub

    Absolutely awesome.... one of the best albums this year.

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Novoa86

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeease :D

    29 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Novoa86

    Anyone has a couple of spare tickets for London on the 29th? Please, please, please. Thanks!

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
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