Mentored by legendary bluesman Albert Collins, Coco Montoya went on to become the guitarist for John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers for ten years before leading his own band. A self taught guitar slinger who plays with an emotional intensity few string benders possess, he plays left-handed and up side down in the style of Albert King and Jimi Hendrix.
I Want It All Back, Coco's Montoya's 7th solo album, was released March 23rd, 2010. The disc was produced by Keb' Mo' and Jeff Paris, who also play on the entire album: Keb' on rhythm guitar and Jeff on keyboards.
"In a world of blues guitar pretenders, Coco Montoya is the real McCoy. Be prepared to get scorched." - Billboard
"The fiery blues that issue forth from Coco Montoya's guitar are awe-inspiring and boogie requiring." - The Village Voice
"Blistering contemporary blues... piercing attack, funky, shivery guitar tones and aggressive, soulful vocals" - Blues Revue
"He is one of the truly gifted blues artists of his generation" - Living Blues
Best New Blues Artist Winner at the Blues Music Awards (1996).
Tickets for Coco Montoya at the Iron Horse on Tuesday, November 1st at 7PM with the Wildcat O'Halloran Band are available at Northampton Box Office,76 Main Street. 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com