I understand that I am not hip to the latest in music, in fact, I pretty much ignore anything post mid-80s and most radio nowadays is the equivalent of QVC or the Shopping Network for music. So who is Ray LaMontagne besides another Dancing Monkey who thinks he has a bigger ride in the High Morals pony? According to his Wikipedia page, his biggest claim to fame is to be the soundtrack for some TV and cable episodes and playing at locations where concealed carry is allowed but have no controversy around them.
Listen, I know it is cool to be all huffed and puffed about Campus Carry in Texas right now because it is the latest faux outrage, but concealed carry? Dude, that train left the station, traveled through the whole country and literally reached the end of its destination years ago. There are close (or possibly more than) 15 million people with Concealed Carry licenses and not counting the states that do not require a permit to carry. We all walk by you every day.
Where the hell have you been?
So my best advice for Ray LaMontagne:
PS: I just realized that if Ray LaMontagne is truly dedicated an meant what he said, he should not play in any state that issues Concealed Carry licenses. I dropped by his Twitter account and challenged him to do so. 😀