If anyone ever tells you making music doesn’t pay, just point out that Ray LaMontagne has only put out six albums, and has largely flown under the radar with an occasional blip of popularity, but still can afford to live on a hundred-acre farm. Of course, what that really proves is that making mellow music lends itself to commercials and prime time TV pays. You can be a soft spoken troubadour, but if Shondra Rhimes thinks your music is perfect for a slow motion shot on one of her 13 ABC shows, than you are destined to make bank. In an alternate universe, Sam Beam and Mr. LaMontagne have a secret Prestige-esque blood feud over this. After all, there’s only so much soft-spoken indie folk the public can take. Right?