Ray LaMontagne Invites Us To Be “Part Of The Light”

Ray LaMontagne live at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. 6/3/2018. (Photo: Rachel Ann Cauilan | @rachelcansea)

The soulful singer-songwriter performs a meditative collection of songs that forces listeners to look ahead, instead of back.

Ray LaMontagne has no interest in looking back. A singer-songwriter known for his warm, soulful voice and folk-rock sentiments who broke out with his coffee-shop heartbreakers in 2004’s Trouble, has evolved; and his stop at Los Angeles’ gorgeous outdoor venue in Griffith Park at the Greek Theatre on a warm Sunday’s summer night forced us to look ahead with him.

In the title track for LaMontagne’s newest release and seventh album Part Of The Light, he sings: “Why so many people always run around / Looking for a happiness that can’t be found.” He then continues: “I want to be a part of the light / I choose to be a part of the light.”

His lyrics and new work are telling of our times. At 44-years-old and a seasoned singer-songwriter, LaMontagne embraces the here and now. If audiences are looking for him to sing familiar country-folk blues all night, they may be slightly disappointed, because LaMontagne is moving forward. (…)

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