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Exclusive Interview: Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs

Thanks to Jimmy Dunne, President of Inspire - a music and branding company partnering on music initiatives with Whole Foods Market - for providing this blog post. It's a rare occasion that the celebrated singer-songwriter Ray Lamontagne offers insight into his persona beyond the music. He is a character steeped in lore and mystique... he doesn't let us know exactly when the heartbreak began in his tender songs, or in his quiet life. The exclusive interview we have for you (see the video below) won't answer that question. Nonetheless, we are grateful to Ray Lamontagne & The Pariah Dogs and RCA/Jive Records for providing us with an enticing interview that reaffirms the mystery surrounding Ray's music, and that shows the sincerity of his relationship with his band-mates. As the band and Ray describe, their acclaimed new album arose magically, out of thin-air sessions of musical honesty between trusted friends. Grammy nominated Ray Lamontagne's heartbreak-tinged songs spring with the southern blues and spontaneity of The Pariah Dogs. God Willin'and the Creek Don't Rise is rainy moonlight on the front porch, the voice of a man mustering up just enough spirit to sing the truth. Enjoy a listen to two songs from this fantastic new release… Beg Steal or Borrow [powerpress url="http://wholefoods.s3.amazonaws.com/audio/sony/04BegStealorBorrow.mp3"] For The Summer [powerpress url="http://wholefoods.s3.amazonaws.com/audio/sony/08ForTheSummer.mp3"] We're proud to be selling Ray Lamontagne's wonderful new CD in your local Whole Foods Market. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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nancy O'Brien says …

Ray is very gifted, and extreamely talented, and he is also very Humble Man, just love every song on this CD, and every other CD he has made. love the entire band as a whole, really enjoyed the concert in Boston this summer!

Dianna Mariotti says …

I love this album! If you like this album and don't have any of the others, get them! Ray has a tremendous amount of talent. He has mastered what the art of music is all about. He pulls us in with his wonderful melodies and feeds our soul with his poetic lyrics. A friend told me about him in 2007 and I've been hooked ever since! I was fortunate enough to see him on his current tour at Red Rocks, CO and there was no better place to see him and the Pariah Dogs play together!! GREAT SHOW! You guys all fit together so well. Thank you for the music!!

Nick Coupas says …

What a wonderful illustration of soul food.....

Suzanne says …

Can't wait to see Ray and the Pariah Dogs in Charlottesville on Thursday, September 22nd! Ray truly knows how to create a mood with his amazin music. Talent like this is a gift and loyal fans like me are the grateful recipients!