DW from Denver, Colorado
GREAT SINGER, TERRIBLE ENTERTAINER
It might be stage fright, but who knows, Ray needs to be coached by a performer who can teach him the basic skills of relating to your audience. Here are some ideas, Greet your audience, introduce yourself, introduce the song you are singing, respond when the audience claps and cheers for you, don't just turn around and grab a guitar from a roadie, don't tune on stage, tell everyone you love playing for them, These are basic skills anyone can do them, Ray has an amazing voice but his show was non existent and there was zero showmanship. A real snooze fest, especially for first timers who were brought by a fan, but don't know Ray or his music. I am a fan of his recorded music, I will never attend another live performance unless he ups his game and decides to enter the arena of the "entertainer".
Gigi and John from Minneapolis, Minnesota
LOVE RAY, HATED THE SHOW!!
The venue is so special at the State Theatre. We were 8 rows from stage and could not hear first 3 songs. It was just Ray and his Wilco sidekick with guitars and an occasional harmonica. No band. He did one hit song and the rest felt like a living room performance. Most people left about 6 songs in. The audience started talking and looking at their phones. We were so disappointed because we love Ray's music. We will never buy to see him live again. Don’t recommend it and only gave one star because I could not give zero.
Joan from Madison, Wisconsin
RAY LAMONTAGNE - HIS HARDER ROCK DOESN'T CUT IT.
I love Ray's soulful songs, at which he is masterful. His new music with the harder rock sound do not suit his voice. His growling fades out, there are no sharp edges in the delivery. He would not be famous with this set. I was disappointed - no duets, no banter, no joy. The venue is wonderful, but people feed free to talk during the performance. I wondered if that is all the time or just because of this show.
Dave Trewhitt from Kansas City, Missouri
NEEDS A MIX OF OLD AND NEW......
Like the rest of the reviews say, Ray obviously doesn't care about his fan base which will be dwindling quickly if he can't give them the hits along with his new stuff. (which is really good but rocks out) Hope he figures it out before his fans totally abandon him....
Jay Rogers from Red Rocks - Denver, Colorado
A beautiful night at Red Rocks but did not enjoy the show at all. It was not at all what we expected or why I paid the money for the tickets. I wont go to another of his shows. It was like two different artist on stage...when he pulled out the acoustic guitar it was wonderful but then the electric screaming guitar and the psychedelic light show was like a completely different show. I have never left a show early because i generally like all live music but this was too much. Truly a disappointing experience. I wont ever go to another of his concerts.
from Madison, Wisconsin
Saw in Madison, WI and he didn’t play a single song we knew. A lot of money spent on tickets and will never go to another Ray LaMontagne show again.
Janice W. from St. Louis, Missouri
First time I've ever spent $90 on a concert ticket and enjoyed the opening act better than the Main Event Artist! I have love Ray's music for a few years now and had never had an opportunity to see him. I was so excited and looking forward to what I thought would be a mostly acoustic evening of his brand of music. I couldn't believe it was the same musician I have been listening to for years! I wish I had read reviews from other cities he hd already played in for this tour. I could have saved myself a lot of money. So disappointed, I left early. I will say, Neko Case was outstanding!! I was not familiar with her or her music, would definitely go see her again. Not so sure about Ray...
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