Thanks to Jimmy Dunne, President of Inspire - a music and branding company partnering on music initiatives with Whole Foods Market - for providing this blog post. It's a rare occasion that the celebrated singer-songwriter Ray Lamontagne offers insight into his persona beyond the music. He is a character steeped in lore and mystique... he doesn't let us know exactly when the heartbreak began in his tender songs, or in his quiet life. The exclusive interview we have for you (see the video below) won't answer that question. Nonetheless, we are grateful to Ray Lamontagne & The Pariah Dogs and RCA/Jive Records for providing us with an enticing interview that reaffirms the mystery surrounding Ray's music, and that shows the sincerity of his relationship with his band-mates. As the band and Ray describe, their acclaimed new album arose magically, out of thin-air sessions of musical honesty between trusted friends. Grammy nominated Ray Lamontagne's heartbreak-tinged songs spring with the southern blues and spontaneity of The Pariah Dogs. God Willin'and the Creek Don't Rise is rainy moonlight on the front porch, the voice of a man mustering up just enough spirit to sing the truth. Enjoy a listen to two songs from this fantastic new release… Beg Steal or Borrow [powerpress url="http://wholefoods.s3.amazonaws.com/audio/sony/04BegStealorBorrow.mp3"] For The Summer [powerpress url="http://wholefoods.s3.amazonaws.com/audio/sony/08ForTheSummer.mp3"] We're proud to be selling Ray Lamontagne's wonderful new CD in your local Whole Foods Market. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.