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Ray LaMontagne on World Cafe | September 23, 2013

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In this installment of Vintage Cafe, we revisit Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs' performance from Oct. 8, 2010.

Known for his raspy vocals and folksy sound, singer-songwriterRay LaMontagne has drawn favorable comparisons to the likes of Iron and Wine, Van Morrison, and Tim Buckley for his earthy, era-spanning style. With simple lyrics and a natural acoustic underlay, LaMontagne's music is at once private and universal.

LaMontagne had a late start to his musical career. After high school, he was working long shifts at a shoe factory when he heard Stephen Stills' "Tree Top Flyer" and promptly decided to become a musician. He developed his distinct singing style, recorded a 10-song demo, and began to make the local venue rounds. He soon signed with a publishing house and paired up with producer Ethan Johns. His solo acoustic debut, Trouble, came out in 2004.

No longer a solo act, LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs released God Willin and The Creek Don't Rise in 2010. The country-tinged album, complete with banjo and slide guitar, was recorded in LaMontagne's backwoods home in Massachusetts. (via World Cafe)

Tracklisting

(( )) for interlude music

HOUR 1

Michael Penn “Brave New World” March
The Head & The Heart “Shake” Let’s Be Still
The Pixies “Here Comes Your Man” Doolittle
((Ray LaMontagne “Repo Man” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Ray LaMontagne “Beg Steal or Borrow” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Ray LaMontagne “Old Before Your Time” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Ray LaMontagne “Trouble” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Ray LaMontagne “Repo Man” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Ray LaMontagne “Beg, Steal or Borrow” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah “Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away” Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Beck “Gimme” Gimme
Beck “Loser” Mellow Gold
The Front Bottoms “Skeleton” Talon Of the Hawk

HOUR 2

Eurythmics “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)” Be Yourself Tonight
Asgeir “King & Cross” In the Silence
Asgeir “Torrent” In the Silence
Divine Fits “Would That Not Be Nice” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls” Discography: The Complete Singles Collection
Man Man “Head On” On Oni Pond
((Arcade Fire “Modern Man” The Suburbs))
Jonathan Wilson “Love To Love” Fanfare
Wheat “I Met A Girl” Per Second, Per Second, Per Second...Every Second
Tedeschi Trucks Band “Part Of Me” Made Up Mind
Tyrone Davis “Can I Change My Mind” Soul Shots Vol. 2
((Rhye “Open” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Vampire Weekend “Ya Hey” Modern Vampires Of the City
David Bowie “Moonage Daydream” The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust
Ron Davies “It Ain’t Easy” Silent Song Through the Land
((The Felice Brothers “Helen Fry” The Felice Brothers))