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Music Review

Ray LaMontagne mesmerizes at Orpheum

With joyous whoops and devotional howls filling the Orpheum air in between songs Friday, it sounded like the cult of Ray LaMontagne is blossoming into the church of Ray LaMontagne.

At the first of two sold-out concerts, LaMontagne was mesmerizing as he worked through a two-hour performance of knotted, tangled, and tumultuous songs, each delivered with a calm intensity.

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