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Ray LaMontagne at Macon City Auditorium - October 30 2014

When Ray Lamontagne took to the stage shortly after 9pm on the night before Halloween in Macon, Georgia, there was a strong sense of anticipation in the air. The Grammy-award winning LaMontagne has built a strong reputation as a soulful artist who brings a high degree of intensity and passion to his music. His newest album entitled "Supernova" has proved to be his best work yet. Supernova is full of lush instrumentation and was produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. A great example of that sound can be found on the title track “Supernova” which features a lot of the new sound LaMontange is cultivating with his new release. Of course, another unique number on that has gotten a lot of air play is the track “Airwaves”. It captures the hard to imitate vocals that has made LaMontagne such a highly rated performer.

As the house lights dimmed and the packed house came to their feet, it was evident that Macon was in for a real treat and no tricks this Halloween. The entire live show - which was reproduced magnificently in the live setting - Ray LaMontagne delivered songs spanning his entire catalogue and did so with as much vigor as any live performance the City Auditorium has hosted in recent memory. Quite notably contributing to the overall sonic quality were siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska of The Belle Brigade, which also happened to be the opening act for the evening.

The acoustics at the Macon City Auditorium can always be counted on to do justice to a live performance. There was no exception with this show and the expert sound and light crew made this into a quite memorable evening for live music enthusiasts . As the evens performance wrapped up with some of Ray’s most popular tunes it was apparent the audience was totally transported to a place the artist intended to take them, completely into the moment with all worries forgotten due to a memorizing live music performance. Mission accomplished, Thank you Ray LaMontagne.

View our photos of the concert here http://gatewaymacon.org/about-macon-ga/photo-galleries.cms

posted 05/01/2017 in Music
Tags: Live Music, concerts, music reviews

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