Q&A with Ray LaMontagne
If you're not familiar with the music of Ray LaMontagne, you're in for a treat. His music is just as charming–he wrote a song called “Meg White”, the underrated drummer and wishing he could take her on a date by the sea. Megan Martha White (born December 10, ) is an American drummer and occasional They began dating and were eventually married on September 21, . Ray LaMontagne wrote a song, called "Meg White", about the drummer; . But your new album, Gossip In The Grain, is full of smart, self-deprecating lyrics -- and even contains a tongue-in-cheek homage to Meg White.
So I guess that's probably it.Interview with Ray LaMontagne
Maybe it comes across in the music. What about the Meg White song called simply, Meg White? If we didn't know better, we might think you had a distant crush on her. She's a lot of fun to watch play. There's a childlike playfulness that is really refreshing about the music The White Stripes make. And I think that's a rare thing.
But beyond that I didn't really give it a whole lot of thought. It's like every song I write -- a melody popped into my head. And then the lyrics.
And I thought, 'Wow, that's weird'. On stage, you're famously intense and rarely communicate with your audience. Did I hear a rumour somewhere that you suffer stage fright? Stage fright, I would imagine -- and I don't know because I don't have it -- would make it terrifying for an artist to go out there. For me, it's not necessarily shyness. It's the way I approach a concert.
I never really enjoy being at a show where the artist talks a lot between songs. Hence your decision to stay schtum between tunes. It's my own personal thing. To me, a musician who talks too much is like a magician who does a trick and then tells you how he did it. I don't want to know. I want to sit there and be taken away by the music, and have it be a mystery. I don't want to know where the songs came from or what you had for lunch, or how you are feeling.
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It seems like a distraction. You live on a farm in Maine. Is it just a lifestyle thing or do you actually go out and till the land? Well, I don't depend on farming for my living. But we've got a nice garden; some goats and sheep and ducks and dogs. We've got a computer. But I haven't had a television since I was Thanks everybody - nice chatting with you. See you on the road. All content reproduced here is owned by Reddit Inc.
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Thank you for doing this AMA. I must admit that I'm a bit obsessed with your music. I listen to it nearly every day. When I first discovered your music I was going through a bit of a depression, but listening to you made everything a little better. So, again, I thank you.
As I understand it, you're no stranger to melancholy either. What do you do when you feel blue? I can't wait to see you on May Ray LaMontagne When you're in a dark place, try to allow yourself to get comfortable with that darkness. It's only once you get comfortable with it that you'll see the light.
And you'll be able to make your way through it and out of it. Did Meg White ever respond to your song? Ray LaMontagne She did, it was sweet. She really liked the song and took it the way it was meant to be - as an homage to her and Jack. Ray, thanks so much for the AMA and sharing your words and heart and talent with us. I will never be able to express how profoundly you've impacted my life. My question--Outside of songwriting, what do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
Raising two boys to young manhood, who are healthy and happy and well-adjusted young men. Do you listen to any music that your typical fan wouldn't expect you to? I love early Metallica records. I love the first two Captain Beefheart records. Ray, it is great to see you back in the saddle once again.
What was your inspiration for writing Trouble? Ray LaMontagne Inspiration for Trouble was really more an exercise in the writing process. I was trying to emulate early 60s soul songs that were very simple in structure, simple and direct in the lyric, but somehow they're really effective. Even though if you take them apart, there's not a lot of parts, there's something so effective. They seem to last forever.
I was trying to write one of those kind of songs. How do you like the winters in Maine? Do you play more when it is cold out? Ray LaMontagne I love winter. It's quiet and beautiful and still. I just wanted to say that your voice- your style- it's amazing. I really love what you do, and the way you do it. Congratulations on all of your successes. Ray LaMontagne Thank you very much. That's very kind of you. I attended a concert of yours in Bend, Oregon a couple years ago.
It was fantastic and the quietest crowd a very good thing ever.
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How do you handle loud and obnoxious crowds? Ray LaMontagne I've learned to let them do their own thing. If you try in any way to control the audience's night, it's like swimming upstream. You're just making it harder for yourself. To me, the night belongs to the audience. They paid a lot of money to come to the show. If they want to scream and chat, it's completely up to them.
How does it feel to have so many people you've never met tell you that your music has impacted their life? What does it feel like when someone says "because of your music I had the courage to Ray LaMontagne It makes me feel great. I'm glad that the music reaches people and affects them in a positive way. I couldn't be more pleased to hear that from people. I am a fan of your for years.
I love Supernova you should be proud. I would like to know 1 what you did in the 6 months you did not pick up a guitar and if you were not a performer what you see yourself doing? Ray LaMontagne I'm apprenticing as a blacksmith. I built my own shop and spent a lot of time in there working on colonial ironwork.
I find that it clears my head.