Four years after the release of his Grammy-winning album God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise, singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne is set to release a new album this coming May.
The folk singer didn’t originally start out in the music business. After graduating high school, LaMontagne worked at a shoe factory in Maine. He began pursuing a music career in 1999, landing a gig as the opener for John Gorka and Jonathan Edwards after writing and recording a ten-track demo album. In 2004, LaMontagne earned a record deal with RCA Records, with whom he released his debut album Trouble.
Towards the end of May, LaMontagne is embarking on a nationwide tour to promote the release of his fifth studio album. Named after the album, the Supernova Tour will be making a stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Wednesday, June 4, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets!
Supernova was produced and recorded with the help of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. On the inspiration process and ultimate outcome of the ten tracks on the album, LaMontagne tells Rolling Stone, “There was a playfulness to the songs, they were just really fun to write. That’s different for me.”
Many of LaMontagne’s songs have been featured on several TV shows, including House, One Tree Hill, ER, Criminal Minds and Alias, just to name a few.
To win tickets to see Grammy-winning artist Ray LaMontagne at the Merriweather Post Pavilion on Wednesday, June 4, leave a comment in the box naming your current favorite TV show. Mine would have to be Once Upon a Time.
The winner will be chosen a week from today, March 27! Tickets are still available for purchase.