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As the other band members were leaving the stage, a request from the audience for older songs was given a reply: “You do know I just finished a new record? But since this is the acoustic portion of the show, it would be my pleasure to play some old songs.” The audience enthusiastically received “Burn,” “Trouble” and “Jolene,” all from La Montagne’s debut album.
The rest of the band returned to the stage for a rendition of “Meg White,” a song about the White Stripes drummer.
The fact is I’m not that lone, laid-back figure with a guitar. I don’t want to feel like people expect me to be a certain way.” Ray La Montagne could follow worse career paths than Young’s.
Here’s to hoping he doesn’t paint himself into a corner.
The audience stayed glued to their seats though out most of the evening.
Discussing his follow up to Harvest with Cameron Crowe, Neil said, “I can’t write the same book every time.” “I would have painted myself in the corner.
Polite applause after each song was followed by a few seconds of eerie silence as the band readied themselves for the next one. A three-song acoustic set in the middle of the performance left La Montagne and Hickman alone on the bare stage.
I recently read a 1975 Rolling Stone interview from Neil Young in which he discussed the price of change and the impact in may have on your fans.
As La Montagne explains “It was time to open up a little bit more, not be quite so reserved in my choice of songs that I wanted to record.” Recently called by Vanity Fair “a fresh reminder that the genuine artist is not yet an extinct species,” Gossip In The Grain reconfirms Ray La Montagne as an artist and a craftsman without limits, a songwriter who is able to work his melodic gifts and distinctive lyricism through any of the myriad musical traditions that catches his fancy.
Along with his band members, La Montagne is also joined on two tracks – “A Falling Through” and “I Still Care For You” – by singer/songwriter Leona Naess.
Whereas La Montagne’s two previous albums, Trouble and Till The Sun Turns Black, were largely solo affairs, with Johns serving as multi-tasking instrumentalist, Gossip In The Grain sees him joined by members of his touring band, bassist Jennifer Condos and guitarist Eric Heywood (with Johns largely handling drum duties).
Recorded with returning producer, Ethan Johns in Box, England, and touching upon a range of styles and musical settings– spanning pastoral folk, railroad blues, front porch country, and plangent balladry – Gossip In The Grain proves to be his most creative and emotionally expansive collection to date.