Even if you haven’t heard of Ray LaMontagne, you’ve probably heard his work. This folk singer-songwriter was working at a shoe factory when one morning at 4 a.m. he heard Stephen Stills’ song “Treetop Flyer” and decided to quit his job and become a musician. It wasn’t exactly overnight success, but almost a decade later LaMontagne has released three studio albums, 2004’s Trouble, 2006’s Till the Sun Turns Black and 2008’s Gossip in the Grain, and has built a legion of fans. Both Taylor Hicks and Chris Sligh performed LaMontagne’s “Trouble” on American Idol and Trouble, All the Wild Horses, and Burn have been used on the television show Rescue Me. Get your Ray LaMontagne tickets and see this influential musician for yourself.