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Grammy Awards: Ray LaMontagne faces firing squad of reporters

February 13, 2011 |  9:01 pm

Ray lamontagne Ray LaMontagne looked a bit out of place standing on the podium in a room full of hungry reporters.

 The scruffy and soft-spoken singer-songwriter's "God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise" took home best contemporary folk album, but the 37-year-old didn't have many words to offer when asked about his Grammy evening.

"It was fun. It was nice to just see some of the guys I’d been talking to and e-mailing," he said.

Looking ever the man out of time in a brown bowler hat, vest, matching jacket and striped slacks, he fidgeted at the firing squad of questions he was hit with and cracked a confused smile when asked if he's ever seen "American Idol," since the reality competition has covered his music before.

 "I've never seen the show," he said. "I mean, I know it’s a big deal and a lot of people like it ... I guess if you sing a song and someone else wants to sing it, then it means it works."

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy

Photo: Ray LaMontagne marking Grammy Week earlier in the week. Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images