I've seen him three times--first at the Troubadour in 2006 (above), at the Orpheum, and at the Hollywood Bowl last summer. In settings both tiny and large (and somewhere in between--the Orpheum) he was touchingly good. All of his songs are enjoyable, and he sings from the heart. "Trouble", "Shelter", and "You Are the Best Thing" are favorites. David Gray's "This Year's Love" is a hit that has maintained appeal after over ten years, and would be great to hear live.
Outdoor summer concerts in Los Angeles are really fun, and it should still be warm enough in early September to drag summer on bit longer by going to see LaMontagne on a Wednesday night.
Plan on attending, you'll be so glad you did.
The Greek Theater is located at 2700 N Vermont Ave. in Los Feliz. Tickets available from Ticketmaster, $45-$75.
-- Leslie Anne Wiggins
Photo credit: the BEAT