Top

music

Stories

 

Ray Lamontagne

Saturday, September 24; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)

Ray Lamontagne never listened to Van Morrison before he recorded his debut, Trouble -- which is difficult to believe, considering how much it sounds like Morrison's best folk-rock. But there's a backwoods feel to Lamontagne's songs, like they belong sung from the stage of a dusky West Virginia bar as an acoustic guitar is slowly strummed. This isn't easy to swing, mostly because such soulful confessions of love and redemption usually smack of contrivance. But not so with Lamontagne's compositions: He channels the pain of past poverty, substance abuse and suicidal inclinations into songs of soul-stirring hope with a voice that's equal parts Joe Cocker and Damien Rice.

Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 to $20; call 314-726-6161 for more information.

 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
 

Concert Calendar

  • April
  • Sat
    19
  • Sun
    20
  • Mon
    21
  • Tue
    22
  • Wed
    23
  • Thu
    24
  • Fri
    25
St. Louis Event Tickets
Loading...