Ray LaMontagne (born 1974) is a folk singer-songwriter currently living in Wilton, Maine. After hearing a Stephen Stills song, Treetop Flyer, he decided to quit his job and pursue a career in music. He has since released three records, Trouble, Till The Sun Turns Black, and Gossip in the Grain. A soft-spoken person who is known for his raspy voice, LaMontagne has won a number of awards for his music and has performed at several charity events.
On October 14, 2008, LaMontagne released his third studio album, Gossip in the Grain. Working again with producer Ethan Johns, the album also features LaMontagne’s touring band: Jennifer Condos on bass, Eric Heywood on guitar, and Ethan Johns on drums. Singer/songwriter Leona Naess makes a guest appearance on two songs.