Ray LaMontagne - Quotes

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You can make bad choices and find yourself in a downward spiral or you can find something that gets you out of it.

You can make bad choices and find yourself in a downward spiral or you can find something that gets you out of it.

You have to believe in yourself before anybody else believes in you. ---->>>

We all have that inner voice that is wise, even if we don't always follow it. It's that voice I'm trying to listen to. ---->>>

The thing I love about music is that you can take things that are painful, deep things that hurt you, and you can turn them into something beautiful. ---->>>

I am very self-critical, but that's a good thing because it keeps me growing as a human being and as a musician. ---->>>

My backstory is so tedious. ---->>>

I'm a very emotional person. ---->>>

I probably wouldn't be a songwriter if I didn't grow up the way I did. It was difficult and it was at times very scary to grow up in a household so unsettled and at times very violent. But, it also, I guess it earned me a sort of wisdom at a young age that's served me well. ---->>>

Writing songs is not something I wanted to share with people for a long time. It was precious to me. I didn't want someone to crush it. I waited until I felt strong enough to take the criticism. ---->>>

I need space between me and the audience - and the more space the better. ---->>>

There's a real sense of desperation when you grow up in poverty. ---->>>

I can't get excited by my own music. It's impossible. ---->>>

Social situations, for me - it's very natural for me to be an observer. That's where I'm most comfortable. I observe things. ---->>>

When I pick up the guitar, it's a melody, and that's what drives the lyrics. It's bits and pieces of truth, but it is storytelling. ---->>>

I was really lost for a while in my teens. I was angry. But when I found music - Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell - it was a new discovery. It was a door to this other world where I wanted to be. ---->>>

Well... you know, I love motorcycles. They're just beautiful, and there's a certain craftsmanship in older bikes, older Triumphs or BSAs or Norton. I'm just very attracted to it. ---->>>

I want to be in control of my own destiny. ---->>>

In order to get a note out, I have to dig deep, and I mean that on an emotional level. To physically sing, I have to get somewhere deep before I can do it. ---->>>

I have a strong sense of self, but that's not a negative thing. ---->>>

I want to write music that will outlive me. ---->>>

I'd much rather be playing songs than talking to people. ---->>>

Every song asks to be sung in a different way.

Every song asks to be sung in a different way.

I don't like myself, and I don't like to be looked at. ---->>>

I don't really think of myself as a folk singer. ---->>>

I feel calm when I'm on my own. ---->>>

I'm a private person. ---->>>

I'm very uncomfortable in my own skin. ---->>>

It bugs me that people think my songs are personal because it means I have to explain myself all the time. ---->>>

It's so easy to get caught up in your own experiences. They can seem so important. But there are billions and billions of other experiences going on. ---->>>

My voice sucks. I don't like the tone. ---->>>

When I think of folk music, I think of topical songs. And I don't write topical songs. ---->>>

I always felt, as a listener at a show, that when there was too much banter between the artist and the audience that it detracted from the show. I more enjoyed shows where the guys came out and they just played. ---->>>

The label doesn't do anything but put your record in the store, that's all they do. And tell you, you don't have a single... and tell you, it's not gonna sell... that's what the label does. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-18, 1973
Occupation: Musician

Raymond "Ray" Charles Jack LaMontagne (/lɑːmɒnˈteɪn/; born June 18, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter. LaMontagne has released six studio albums, Trouble, Till the Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain, God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise, Supernova and Ouroboros. He was born in New Hampshire and was inspired to create music after hearing an album by Stephen Stills (wikipedia)