CONCERT RECAP: Ray LaMontagne @ The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY 11/20/12

Photos and Words by Craig Sandor

I’m going to say that many others including myself who for the first time ever saw the Traveler’s Insurance TV commercial featuring a worried dog searching for and then finally finding the best way to hide his most prized possession (his bone), was curious enough right off the bat to figure out who the man with the warm, sweet, yet raspy voice was singing the background song, “Trouble.” I knew once I found out that Ray LaMontagne was the man behind the voice, I had to start listening to his music, and ever so happy I was that I did. This man delivers his stories with vocal passion and depth on his albums to such extent, that one can almost live his stories just by listening.

Well, I finally got my chance to photograph and see Ray LaMontagne last night sing and deliver his soul to a packed house at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY and what a beautiful performance it was. Like an episode of VH1’s Storytellers, he connected with the crowd in between songs by telling stories of his life, his music and also little jokes as well. Looking around the audience, one could tell that he had completely satisfied the crowd to their heart’s content. This was all in all a beautiful night for music, and almost 2000 attendees left this venue in great spirits, with every right to.

Based in the Litchfield Hills of Northwest, CT, Craig has been contributing to Live Music Blog for a couple of years now. He's made a strong start out of the gates and his enthusiasm always makes for a fun read. A veteran of almost 200 Grateful Dead shows and hundreds of other various concerts, Craig decided to combine his love for live music with photography to be part of the action.
  • Brian

    what was the setlist?

  • Rich

    setlist

  • Christina

    Crazy that this took place right next to my hometown! I am digging Ray’s beautiful single, “Supernova,” and I’m even more excited to receive his album which comes out on May 6th! Listen to his track here http://smarturl.it/SupernovaSC