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Ray Lamontagne Jolene video and 2007 tour dates

Ray Lamontagne - JoleneWhen I first heard Ray Lamontagne on the radio, the one thought that came to my mind was: Otis Redding. His voice has got soul and there are not many people on this planet that I would compare to Otis Redding.

Ray Lamontagne's latest single "Jolene" off of his debut album Trouble is set for release in the UK on May 7, 2007. (The single is not a cover of Dolly Parton's song "Jolene" by the way.)

Last year I watched Ray Lamontagne perform his single, "Trouble" live at the Top of the Pops studios in London. The other performances that day were by Muse, Guillemots, Ne-Yo, Busta Rhymes and The Fratellis. It was quite an eclectic mix of artists and it's certainly not every day that you get the chance to see them all together in the same place performing for an intimate studio audience.

Before the bands were due to go on, I remember seeing Ray walking around the Top of the Pops studio and also outside in the BBC courtyard area. There were a couple times that I wanted to go up to him to say hi and that I too am a New Englander who once lived in New Hampshire and spent summers in his home state of Maine. But a rumor was going around that he was shy and didn't like "being approached". I'm not sure if it's true or not, but because of it I didn't approach him. Oh well. Maybe another time.

Watch the video of Ray Lamontagne performing "Trouble" on Top of the Pops.

Watch a video of Ray Lamontagne performing his single "Jolene"

Ray Lamontagne's 2007 fall tour dates are as follows:

*Dates could be added or changed! Go to Ray Lamontagne's Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.

08/18 Folks Festival Lyons, CO
10/16 St. Davids Cardiff, UK
10/17 Manchester Apollo Manchester, UK
10/18 St Georges Bradford, UK
10/19 Opera House Blackpool, UK
10/22 Olympia Dublin, IE
10/23 Olympia Dublin, IE
10/26 Dome Brighton, UK
10/27 Colston Hall Bristol, UK
10/28 Pavillions Plymouth, UK
10/29 Guildhall Southampton, UK
10/31 Music Hall Aberdeen, UK
11/01 Card Hall Dundee, UK
11/02 Playhouse Edinburgh, UK
11/04 Civic Hall Wolverhampton, UK
11/05 Royal Albert Hall London, UK
11/06 Royal Albert Hall London, UK

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  1. 2 Comment(s)

  2. By baker on Oct 21, 2008 | Reply

    this man embodies a multitude of fantastic unclychade lyrics and soulful grit only found in jerry,s most difficult days while delivering fresh crisp melody that will capture a hole genre of music sougt after by music lovers all over.panic,dylan,young,yusaf islam,mofro slide over.thank god this uniqe trubador,there's plenty of room.PLEASE COME SOUTH bvinci

  3. By baker on Oct 21, 2008 | Reply

    ps. sorry for the deletions,spelling its been a long week bvinci

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