Find the best quotes by Ray LaMontagne.
The label doesn’t do anything but put your record in the store, that’s all they do. And tell you, you don’t have a single… and…
In order to get a note out, I have to dig deep, and I mean that on an emotional level. To physically sing, I have…
I always felt, as a listener at a show, that when there was too much banter between the artist and the audience that it detracted…
When I think of folk music, I think of topical songs. And I don’t write topical songs.
When I pick up the guitar, it’s a melody, and that’s what drives the lyrics. It’s bits and pieces of truth, but it is storytelling.
My voice sucks. I don’t like the tone.
Social situations, for me – it’s very natural for me to be an observer. That’s where I’m most comfortable. I observe things.
My backstory is so tedious.
It’s so easy to get caught up in your own experiences. They can seem so important. But there are billions and billions of other experiences…
It bugs me that people think my songs are personal because it means I have to explain myself all the time.
I’m very uncomfortable in my own skin.
I’m a private person.
I’d much rather be playing songs than talking to people.
I want to be in control of my own destiny.
I need space between me and the audience – and the more space the better.
I have a strong sense of self, but that’s not a negative thing.
I feel calm when I’m on my own.
I don’t really think of myself as a folk singer.
I don’t like myself, and I don’t like to be looked at.
I can’t get excited by my own music. It’s impossible.
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