Grammy-winning folk artist Ray LaMontagne plays acoustic at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 18
From a press release:
After stopping in Hershey last year, it was announced today that Grammy Award-winning folk singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne will bring his Just Passing Through acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets, which are $39.50, $59.50, $69.50, and $79.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, July 20 at noon and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m.
Ray LaMontagne has released seven studio albums, five of which have reached Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard’s Digital Albums chart. Additionally, his 2010 album “God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise” won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and was nominated in the coveted Song of the Year category for “Beg Steal or Borrow.”
Each release from LaMontagne’s catalogue carries its own character and feel. Having worked with producers Ethan Johns, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket, LaMontagne’s vast sonic catalog has been called everything from “a perfect throwback to the lost art of the album-length format” from Entertainment Weekly to “epic and magical” from Rolling Stone and “gorgeous and ambitious” from Esquire. NPR’s “All Things Considered” said that, throughout the course of his career, LaMontagne “has continued to push himself in different directions,” while People called him a “marvel of nature.”
Joining LaMontagne on this tour will be John Stirratt from Wilco on bass. The two will be playing songs spanning across LaMontagne’s albums, including “Trouble,” “Till the Sun Turns Black,” “Gossip in the Grain,” “God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise,” “Supernova,” “Ouroboros,” and “Part of the Light.”