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Coco Montoya – Legendary Blues Guitarist

November 10 @ 7:00 pm

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“Dramatic, smoldering Southern soul-rooted intensity. Montoya’s voice is as expressive as his guitar.” – Washington Post (Montoya) showsmore taste, melodic sense, and creativity than most modern-day blues guitar players and he becomes more inspiring and engaging the closer you listen. – Rock & Blues Muse The old Willie Dixon adage, “blues is truth,” perfectly describes the searing, contemporary blues-rock of world-renowned guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya. Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, but with a hard-edged sound and style all hisown, Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues’ hardest truths. He earned his status as a master guitarist and soul-powered vocalist through years of paying his dues as a sideman with Collins (first as a drummer) and then with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, before launching his solo career in1993. With his newest record Coming In Hot, Coco Montoya again turns theburners to high and cooks from start to finish. Still an indefatigable road warrior, Montoya continues to tour virtually nonstop, bringing audiences to their feet from New York to New Orleans to Chicago to San Francisco.Across the globe, he’s performed in countries including Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, England, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, Italy, Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic andCanada. According to Living Blues, “Montoya is a show-stopper…heartfelt singing and merciless guitar with a wicked icy burn…he swings like ajazz man and stings like the Iceman, Albert Collins. He is one of the truly gifted blues artists of his generation. Read full bio at https://www.cocomontoyaband.com/biography

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Date:
November 10
Time:
7:00 pm