Ray LaMontagne, Brandi Carlile Concert
Ray LaMontagne, Brandi Carlile and Vusi Mahlasela concert on Tuesday, September 6. Gates open at 5pm and Show starts at 6:00pm.
Tickets are $34 GA and $64 reserved seats plus service fees. The first 300 tickets bought at the Ticket Mill with cash will have a flat $3 service fee for general admission tickets only. All Ages, General Admission and Reserved Seats. General on-sale through Bendconcerts and at the Ticket Mill.
Ray Lamontagne is an American singer-songwriter that also plays the guitar, piano and harmonica. Reportedly, after hearing a Stephen Stills song, Lamontagne decided to quit his job and pursue a career in music. By 1999, he was writing, touring and recording his own music and in 2003, he landed a small record deal. His debut album Trouble mixes 1970s folk-country with vintage soul that became a word-of-mouth hit in 2004. Trouble was picked the British label behind David Gray and Damien Rice. His album God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise was released in 2010. A soft-spoken person who is known for his raspy voice, LaMontagne received his first three Grammy nominations in December 2010 including Song of the Year for Beg Steal or Borrow, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Contemporary Folk Album for which he won the Grammy in 2010. This show marks Ray’s first appearance at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend.
Brandi Carlile is an American singer and songwriter. Carlile’s music has been categorized in several genres, including pop, rock, alternative country and folk. She opened for Sheryl Crow in 2008 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater and has sold out the Tower Theatre in in May 2011 and several other visits to Bend over the last few years.
Vusi Mahlasela is simply known as "The Voice" in his home-country, South Africa. He is celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and his poetic, optimistic lyrics. His songs of hope connect Apartheid-scarred South Africa with its promise for a better future. Dave Matthews, signed Vusi to his own ATO Records label in 2003. Say Africa produced by Taj Mahal and recorded at Dave Matthews’ studio in Charlottesville, VA, captures Vusi’s hope for the future of Africa and was released in January 2011.