GALLERY: Ray LaMontagne

My Morning Jacket members joined Ray LaMontagne as his backing band during his tour stop at SDSU's Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre on Sept. 13.

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Ray LaMontagne took over the stage at SDSU’s Open Air Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
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The Nashua, New Hampshire-born singer/songwriter performed selections spanning his six studio albums, including his latest “Ouroboros.”
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Members of indie-rock juggernauts My Morning Jacket joined him on this tour as his backing band.
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Fun fact: LaMontagne was inspired to start playing music after hearing an album by Stephen Stills – specifically, the song “Treetop Flyer.”
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His debut album, “Trouble,” was a smashing success – selling more than 500,000 copies worldwide.
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LaMontagne’s work has appeared in TV shows like “Alias” and “Rescue Me,” as well as films such as “The Town,” “She’s the Man,” and “The Boys Are Back.”
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His second album, “Till the Sun Turns Black,” was released in August 2006 and sold more than 28,000 copies in its first week.
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You’re most likely familiar with many of his hits like “Trouble,” “You Are the Best Thing,” “Let it Be Me,” “Be Here Now” and “Empty.”
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LaMontagne’s fifth studio album, “Supernova,” went to No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. It was produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.
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The singer/songwriter has a unique vocal style – which is caused by singing from his gut instead of through his nose and compliments his raspy baritone.
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In December 2010, LaMontagne received two Grammy nominations and won the award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
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Critics have compared his music to that of Otis Redding, the Band, Van Morrison and Nick Drake – but it’s altogether his own.
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My Morning Jacket (sans frontman Jim James) backed LaMontagne during the show.
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Tom Blankenship played bass, Patrick Hallahan played drums, and Bo Koster played keyboards.
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