Ray LaMontagne - Jolene

Ray LaMontagne

When you see Ray LaMontagne on television, fully bearded and with a matching fuzziness from the retro-style photography, you can’t help but get the feeling that you’re looking at archive footage from the seventies.

Now with a song title like ‘Jolene’, that 70s vibe is fully realised and the mix of guitar and piano certainly pays tribute to Ray’s self-proclaimed influences (Bob Dylan, Neil Young et al).

Ray LaMontagne keeps demonstrating an adept ability to transform his life experiences into song and ‘Jolene’ is another excellently descriptive song – rather more gentle than previous songs, but equally good.

Listen to Ray LaMontagne – ‘Jolene’.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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