To say that I’m an avid listener of Ray LaMontagne’s music is a bit of an under statement. I have been a fan of his soulful music for the past five years. Something about his raspy, earthy voice just lures me in — in each and every song. Some of my old school favorite songs of his include: “Hold You In My Arms” “Jolene” and “Empty” (Live).
His new CD “God Willin’ and The Creek Don’t Rise”, in my eyes, is his best thus far which is saying a lot. I will explain why — if you care to know that is.
I think it is extremely honest and raw — it takes you away from your daily life and off to the woods/ back country. People Magazine’s raving review of the CD couldn’t have been more spot on with their comment that it is the ANTI “Empire State of Mind” — with songs titled, “New York City is Killing Me”, it’s pretty obvious just how rural LaMontagne is trying to get with his latest CD. My personal favorite on this album has to be “Are We Really Through?” — it’s just so relatable… every one after having listened to the song can relate. Period end of story — buy the album now.