December 15th 2012
Doors @ 7pm/show @8pm
Tickets $17 advance/$22 day of show
Want It All Back, Coco’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.
*Best New Blues Artist Winner at the Blues Music Awards (1996).
Mentored by legendary bluesman Albert Collins, Coco 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.
“In a world of blues guitar pretenders, Coco Montoya is the real McCoy. Be prepared to get scorched.”
“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.”
“He is one of the truly gifted blues artists of his generation.”
Festival appearances include:
Santa Cruz Blues Festival (CA); Harvest Time Blues Festival (Ireland); Blues in Hell (Norway); Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival (UK); Gaildorfer Blues Festival (Germany); Göteborg Blues Party (Sweden); Rio Das Ostras Festival (Brazil), Great Atlantic Blues and Beyond Festival (Canada); Festiblues International de Montreal (Canada); St Croix Blues Festival (Virgin Islands); Lucerne Blues Festival (Switzerland); Copenhagen Blues Festival (Denmark); Auditorio de Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal); Getxo Blues Festival (Spain); The Great Southern Blues & Rockabilly Festival (Australia); Lakeside Blues Festival (Finland); Bumbershoot (Seattle, WA); Monterey Bay Blues Festival (CA); Natu Blues Festival (Brazil); Street Scene (San Diego, CA) and many more.