New York City's Killing Me
Label: RCA RECORDS LABEL
With each album, LaMontagne sounds more and more like an early-'70s classic rocker. Featuring his backing band, The Pariah Dogs, God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise is the singer's most vintage sounding album to date: a pedal steel-laced mix of country soul, roots rock, intimate folk and funk rock, recalling the likes of Joe Cocker, Delaney & Bonnie and Woodstock-era Dylan. Earthy production only cements the comparisons. Instead of working in a pro studio with his usual producer, Ethan Johns, LaMontagne pulled a Basement Tapes and recorded God Willin' at his home in rural western Massachusetts.