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Ray Lamontagne With Very Special Guest Neko Case

Saturday

Jun 30, 2018 – 7:30 PM

2014 Sycamore Street
Cleveland, OH 44113 Map

  • Ray Lamontagne
  • Neko Case

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Ray Lamontagne: If you haven't heard of Ray Lamontagne, it's no surprise; he prefers it that way. The reclusive singer-songwriter lives in rural Maine with his family where he has perfected his blend of folk and R&B that is both haunting and uplifting. If you are already a Ray Lamontagne fan, you are in luck, as his concert schedule has been announced and has him performing at over a two dozen stateside shows this spring and summer, 2011.

The New Hampshire native quit his day job at a shoe factory after being inspired by a Stephen Stills album. In 1999, he recorded a demo and played local venues to get his name out there while working as a tutor. Lamontagne was eventually signed to RCA Records, and recorded his debut in Los Angeles over a two week period. The album, Trouble, yielded a single of the same name and found success in the United Kingdom. The album stalled on the Billboard 200, peaking at #189, but has since sold over half a million copies worldwide. While the song was not a hit single, it gained recognition after being licensed out to commercials and to TV series such as "Rescue Me" and "Alias".

Lamontagne hit the studio in 2006 to record his sophomore effort, Till the Sun Turns Black, which debuted at #28 on the Billboard 200. This album also heavily licensed out his work, again being featured on TV shows. His third album, Gossip in the Grain, catapulted him into the top ten of the Billboard 200, when it debuted at #3. Lamontagne was also featured on the UK television show, "Live From Abbey Road," where he played a five song set for the series.

Lamontagne's most recent release is 2010's, God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise. For the first time, the singer-songwriter garnered three nominations at the February, 2011 Grammy Awards ceremony, where he went on to win the award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Ray Lamontagne tour dates are currently scheduled nationally; he will be appearing at over twenty dates this summer and spring. Don't miss out on the man who once again made Folk music cool. Use Eventful as your source for Ray Lamontagne tour dates and concert schedule updates.

Neko Case: While Neko Case has been in the music industry for a while, it's her 2009 album, Middle Cyclone that has caught the attention of audiences and music critics around the world. The album and Case's tour dates have showcased a unique sound that straddles the bold line between indie and country and has become a mainstream music sensation. While Neko Case might not have any albums on the foreseeable horizon, she does have plenty of tour dates in 2011, including dates in support of My Morning Jacket.

Neko Case led a fairly nomadic childhood as an Air Force brat, eventually settling in Tacoma, Washington. Due to a dicey home life, Case left home at the age of 15 and led the even more nomadic life of a punk drifter, sticking mainly to the Pacific Northwest. In 1994, Case moved to Vancouver to attend college and began drumming for local punk and country bands, including Cub, Maow, and The New Pornographers. The latter brought Neko Case a fair amount of success and brought the drummer her first tour dates and recording experience; Case continues to play with The New Pornographers to this day. Shortly after releasing The New Pornographers' debut album, Case moved to Seattle released her debut solo album, The Virginian. Neko Case only sang on the album and was accompanied by her tour date backing band, Her Boyfriends, while showcasing her alternative county skills. While initially exhibiting a straightforward country sound, Case would develop a darker country sound over her next few albums and tour dates, all of which would receive a fair amount of critical acclaim.

Neko Case began receiving mainstream recognition upon the release of her 2006 album, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. The record received almost universal acclaim and became one of the top independent albums of the year. Even with the success of Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, Case's 2009 album, Middle Cyclone would receive even greater reviews from fans and critics. Not only did the album shoot higher up the indie charts than her previous, the single "People Got A Lotta Nerve" became a hit on the radio and television. The album's themes of naturalism and animal stewardship became a huge hit with critics and fans, to the delight of Neko Case.

The album's success has sparked a number of tour dates in 2011, including some opening for My Morning Jacket. Case is currently finishing up a solo concert schedule, which ends on July 10 on her old stomping grounds of Seattle. Beginning on August 7, Neko Case will begin opening 2011 tour dates for My Morning Jacket, ending on August 23 in Philadelphia. Neko Case's final tour date of 2011 will be at the Hollywood Bowl in LA on September 11. For all of Neko Case's tour date information, be sure to check Eventful regularly.

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