Tuesday, September 7, 2010

tunes i like tuesday: beg, steal or borrow

Beg, Steal or Borrow is the first release off Ray LaMontagne's newest album, God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise.  Fans of Ray's are already accustomed to his mournful, husky voice (think back to his 2004 hit Trouble) and rest assured they are in for more of the same good stuff here, perhaps with a slightly smoother finish.  LaMontagne has the ability to dig deep within and in doing so crafts music that speaks to his audience on multiple levels.  He is almost always poetically desperate, taking the listener on an emotional journey... a journey on which we willingly accompany him.  His heartfelt songs make you want more and Beg, Steal or Borrow, with it's natural easy tone is no exception. (I can't get enough of it!)  Have a listen and let me know what you think.


  1. Wow ... this post couldn't come at a better time for me. I feel like I've been under a music rock for the past 7 years (since my oldest daughter was born) - I just lost the music in my life. Recently I'm getting it back, though, with the help of a very passionate husband who never lost his. I climbed out of my rock this past weekend to the tune of Ray LaMontagne and can't stop since!!!! LOVE absolutely everything about his sound - and am so grateful that my soul has music once again!!

  2. Never heard of this musician, so thanks for featuring, good sound.

  3. what a great song!! I have never heard of this band before....that's what satellite radio will do to you!

  4. What an unusual voice...I can't figure out who it sounds like. I love the song-it's so calm.

    Best wishes,


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