Baltimore, Md. (July 27, 2009)– Singer, songwriter and guitarist Ray LaMontagne and his band join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to perform some of his most popular hits on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Friday, October 16, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. This announcement comes on the heels of the news that Mr. LaMontagne, known for his soulful vocals and compelling lyrics, will be touring North America in Fall 2009.
Ray LaMontagne first landed on the music scene in 2004, with his debut album, Trouble, launching an instant classic single in the album’s title track. Two years later, he released the deeply personal and compelling Till the Sun Turns Black, which soared to the top 30 of the Billboard 200. Mr. LaMontagne’s most recent album, Gossip In The Grain, achieved the rising star’s highest chart number, debuting at No. 3 on Billboard Charts the week of its release. The album was also a digital sensation, selling as the No. 1 album on iTunes that first week.
Ray LaMontagne’s July 12, 2009 collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl earned praise from the Los Angeles Times, describing Mr. LaMontagne as, “…quite a nimble vocalist, especially when he dips into New Orleans jazz and scruffy blue-eyed soul.” The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is the only orchestra that Mr. LaMontagne will collaborate with in his upcoming tour.
COMPLETE PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents Ray LaMontagne
Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. – The Music Center at Strathmore
Friday, October 16, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Ray LaMontagne, guitar and vocals
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra