Saturday, April 28, 2007

It's still Ray Day, nigga...


If you don't know the story yet go here to catch up. Abridged version - dude was living in the woods in a log cabin he built himself, ready to commit suicide after working 65 hours a week in a shoe factory, heard a Stephen Stills song one morning on the radio and set off to become a musician. Now he probably has lots of money but still always sounds depressed.

I think the guy is great, saw him in Edinburgh a few months ago and he blew me away, one of the few artists to sound so much better live than they do on record. All the songs posted today are unreleased so if you like them then buy the stuff he has put out here and here.

I would write more about Ray but the songs are more than able to speak for themselves.

From the Green Demo:

MP3: Back on the Mountain
MP3: Water from the Well
MP3: Isabel

From Introducing Raycharles Lamontagne:

MP3: Trouble
MP3: Burn in my Skin
MP3: Shelter

From a collection of live & unreleased tracks:

MP3: Still can't feel the Gin
MP3: Simple Consolation
MP3: She's your Girl

And for a little extra somethin' somethin', check this duet with Damien Rice. Ray kills him.



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1 comment:

Aidan said...

I've posted, you've been putting me to shame. Trouble is a beast of a song, puts coldplay to shame for sure.