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Ray LaMontagne, Back with 'Sun Turns Black'

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Ray LaMontagne, Back with 'Sun Turns Black'

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Ray LaMontagne, Back with 'Sun Turns Black'

Ray LaMontagne, Back with 'Sun Turns Black'

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Ray LaMontagne performs on stage at the "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy" New York City's Benefit Concert for the Gulf Coast at Radio City Music Hall in September 2005. Scott Gries/Getty Images hide caption

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Ray LaMontagne performs on stage at the "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy" New York City's Benefit Concert for the Gulf Coast at Radio City Music Hall in September 2005.

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Ray LaMontagne's musical career came without much training and certainly without much promotion. He once lived in a cabin in Maine that he built for himself. (He's since upgraded to a cabin that was built for him.)

But his 2004 CD Trouble — fueled by the title song — caught fire through word of mouth, turning into an official underground hit.

In a recent visit to NPR's Washington studios, LaMontagne performed songs from his latest CD — Till the Sun Turns Black. He's building a bit on his previous description of his musical foundation:

"I got primary colors. Red, yellow, blue. That's it."

And now we can add Black.

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Till the Sun Turns Black
Artist
Ray LaMontagne
Label
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Released
2006

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