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Friday, October 25, 2019

Coco Montoya plays Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall on Oct. 25

Posted By on Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 12:20 PM

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Coco Montoya
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 his own, Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues’ hardest truths.

In a career that spans almost four decades, Montoya has gone from drumming for  Collins to holding the lead guitar spot in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, to leading his own band and touring worldwide. His new release, Coming In Hot, features 11 songs that range from blistering, hard-rocking blues to potent shuffles, to fervent, moving ballads. Montoya delivers each song with uncompromising, dynamic energy. Montoya is revered for his ability to move from subtly melodic guitar playing to slash-and-burn pyrotechnics. Equally forceful are his deep, soul-baring vocals.

Years of constant touring, playing unforgettable shows at clubs, concert halls and festivals, have earned him his position at the top of the contemporary blues world.

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