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We are excited to share that award winning singer-songwriter Ray Lamontagne released new single, Long Way Home. The track, releasing via the highly independent artist’s newly created label Liula Records, is the second taken from LaMontagne’s forthcoming, highly anticipated studio album, Long Way Home, out August 16—presave/preorder here.

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“Long Way Home”, the album’s title track, is a somber, bittersweet rumination on times past. LaMontagne sings, “Summertime, summertime / Said goodbye at the garden wall /  From the house I can hear my momma callin’ /  Winter come to us all my friend / Just as every childhood has an end,” as flashes of warm memories float by.

The core of Long Way Home reverberates deep into LaMontagne’s youth—at 21-years-old, in a small club in Minneapolis, he recalls seeing Townes Van Zandt perform live. A line from “To Live Is To Fly” has stuck with him ever since; Van Zandt sang, “When here you been is good an gone, all you keep is the getting there.


LaMontagne reflects, “Thirty years later it occurs to me that every song on Long Way Home is in one way or another honoring the journey. The languorous days of youth and innocence. The countless battles of adulthood, some won, more often lost. It’s been a long hard road, and I wouldn’t change a minute. It took me nine songs to express what Townes managed to say in one line. I guess I still got a lot to learn.”


LaMontagne has announced a new series of solo headlining U.S. tour dates with support from The Secret Sisters, including stops in AustinNew Orleans and Orlando. Tickets are on sale now—see below for dates, full show details can be found here. The 9 new shows, beginning September 17, will run midway through the previously announced tour with Gregory Alan Isakov.



1. Step Into Your Power
2. I Wouldn’t Change A Thing
3. Yearning
4. And They Called Her California
5. La De Dum, La De Da
6. My Lady Fair
7. The Way Things Are
8. So, Damned, Blue
9. Long Way Home
We hope you get a chance to catch Ray out on tour. He truly brings the passion to his music during his performances and you will be held captive throughout the show.
September 17—El Paso, TX—Abraham Chavez Theatre
September 19—Austin, TX—ACL Live at the Moody Theater
September 20—Dallas, TX—Music Hall at Fair Park
September 21—New Orleans, LA—Orpheum Theatre
September 22—Chattanooga, TN—Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
September 24—Birmingham, AL—Alabama Theatre
September 26—St. Petersburg, FL—The Mahaffey Theater
September 27—Fort Lauderdale, FL—Broward Center for the
Performing Arts – Au Rene Theater
September 28—Orlando, FL—Steinmetz Hall at Dr. Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts
September 4—Missoula, MT—KettleHouse Amphitheater
September 6—Seattle, WA—Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Amphitheatre
September 7—Seattle, WA—Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Amphitheatre
September 8—Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheatre
September 10—Jacksonville, OR—Britt Pavilion
September 11—Berkeley, CA—Greek Theatre*
September 12—Los Angeles, CA—YouTube Theater
September 14—San Diego, CA— Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
September 15—Phoenix, AZ—Arizona Federal Theatre
October 1—Charleston, SC—Firefly Distillery
October 2—Asheville, NC—ExlporeAsheville.com Arena
October 4—Cincinnati, OH—Andrew J Brady Center
October 5—Indianapolis, IN—Everwise Amphitheater
October 6—Franklin, TN—FirstBank Amphitheater
October 8—Baltimore, MD—Pier Six Pavilion
October 9—Charlottesville, VA—Ting Pavilion
October 11—Atlanta, GA—Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
October 12—Charlotte, NC—Skyla Credit Union Amphitheater
October 13—Raleigh, NC—Red Hat Amphitheater

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