Friday, August 13, 2010

RAY LAMONTAGNE AND THE PARIAH DOGS - "God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise"

Acclaimed recording artist Ray LaMontagne is set to release his new album, Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs - God Willin’ & The Creek Don't Rise on August 17th, 2010 on RCA Records. This is his fourth studio record, and the follow-up to his heralded Gossip in the Grain.  
Entirely self produced (for the first time) God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise was recorded in two weeks at LaMontagne’s home in the woods of western Massachusetts.  The newly restored historic home served as a homemade recording studio for Ray and his fellow musicians. The setting provided a backdrop for the creation of songs imbued with Ray’s signature poignancy.  With Ray’s vocals at the forefront of the songs and a loose, almost live sounding recording, the album stands as a testament to a band at the height of their powers.  The newly coined 'Pariah Dogs', consists of Jay Bellarose (drums), Jennifer Condos (bass), Patrick Warren (keyboard), Eric Heywood (guitar) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Individually, these musicians have contributed to the live work of  such heralded musicians including Beck, Joe Henry, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams and Joe Cocker to name a few of their career highlights. Together with Ray, they shared a sense that the sessions for this record were rare and extraordinary. 
Ray’s last album Gossip in the Grain debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts. He appeared on multiple television programs included a coveted spot on Saturday Night Live. Ray will hit the road with David Gray beginning August 15th and ending September 10th. During his last North American tour, proclaimed Ray, “illustrated a near flawless transition from a front porch in Maine to the front of the most prestigious stage in the world (Radio City Music Hall).”

Confirmed Tour Dates for David Gray and Ray LaMontagne are as follows:
August 15 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 17 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
August 18 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
August 19 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon @ Jones Beach
August 20 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
August 25 - Chicago, IL - Millennium Park
August 26 - Rochester, MI - Meadow Brook Theatre
August 27 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
August 29 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cover @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
August 30 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 31 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Opera House

September 1 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
September 3 - Los Vegas, NV - The Pearl @ The Palms
September 4 - Valley Center, CA - Harrahs Rincon
September 5 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
September 8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre
September 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Greek Theatre

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