Vermont-based singer-songwriter Ryan Montbleau has written his share of tear-jerking songs over the years of heavy touring and steady gigging, so it’s only fitting that this playlist accompanying live album Woodstock Sessions and a Winter 2019 tour be full of tunes that bring on the waterworks.
Montbleau says: “So many of these have to do with time and place, but they all brought the tears at some point. You don’t know when a song is going to hit you or why, of course, although some of these are more reliable in that way. Some are from my childhood (Annie, Howard Jones, Elton John?). Some have to do with a particular relationship. The Tedeschi Trucks Band song I heard them play at a soundcheck when I opened for them and it just went right through me. Assembly of Dust played that dang Oasis song at midnight on a New Year’s show, a song that I had heard on the radio a hundred times and dismissed. Time and place, you never know though… waterworks…”