God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise Ray LaMontagne broke up with longtime producer Ethan Johns to make this live home recording with his ace band. On God Willin' & the Creek… God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise Ray LaMontagne broke up with longtime producer Ethan Johns to make this live home recording with his ace band. On God Willin' & the Creek… 2010-08-17 Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs Rock
Music Review

God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise (2010)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Aug 17, 2010; Lead Performance: Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs; Genre: Rock

Ray LaMontagne broke up with longtime producer Ethan Johns to make this live home recording with his ace band. On God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise, ''Repo Man'' plays it loose and frisky from the get-go, a soul shuffle that gets LaMontagne all riled up. But it doesn't take long for the singer to retreat into his beard for some Laurel Canyon-style sensitivity exercises. With a band this agile, it's a shame he doesn't dance a little more. B–

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Originally posted Aug 11, 2010 Published in issue #1116-1117 Aug 20, 2010 Order article reprints