Song of the Day: Ray Lamontagne, "Empty"

Song of the Day: Ray Lamontagne, "Empty"

New to is the "Song of the Day."  Some of the songs you may have heard, others you may have not.  This will be an attempt for music fans to find some new artists, buy some CD's, and see some of the featured artist's shows when they come around your area. 

Some songs will be dedicated, have a story behind them, while some posts may be just some information on the band.  Sometimes it will be a combination of all three.  I'll be posting this web address on Facebook for a couple weeks, but the best bet would be to bookmark this website.

Also, if you have a song you'd like to dedicate or a song you'd like to see as the "Song of the Day" leave it at the comment section of this page or send me a Facebook message.  I'll do my best to accommodate your request.  I hope you like the new series, and enjoy their music as much as I do.

Today's "Song of the Day" is from another one of my favorite artists, Ray Lamontagne, with his song, "Empty."  His story resembles one right out of a movie script.  Ray was working as a shoemaker in a factory in Maine when he awoke at 4 a.m. one morning to Stephen Stills, "Treetop Flyer."  It was then he made his decision to quit his job in the shoe factory to pursue a career in music as a singer/songwriter.  The rest, as they say, is history.

He's currently on an international tour, and his song, "Beg Steal or Borrow," from his latest album, "God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise," is nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year.  His music and tour dates can be seen on his website, while he can be followed for updates and information on his Facebook page.