Tuesday, September 7, 2010
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.