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Starting his 30+ year career drumming for the legendary Albert Collins and then gaining notoriety playing guitar for John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Coco Montoya filled the shoes of previous Bluesbreakers greats Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Coco’s explosive playing and soul driven voice have propelled him to the upper reaches of the blues rock world. His latest album is the double live set 'Songs From The Road.' “An astounding guitar virtuoso and a forceful singer… 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 “Superb guitar artistry and powerful vocals… one of the blues’ leading exponents.” - PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS “Piercing guitar tone… Montoya has a wonderful and distinctive vocal instrument; one of the top guys in contemporary blues. A unique musical blend of wisdom and abandon.” - BLUES ACCESS “Montoya is at the forefront of contemporary blues guitarists.” - GUITAR WORLDTickets Save
Label: Ruf Records
Manager: John Boncimino
Bio: Over the course of his 30-year career, guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya's explosive guitar playing and soul-driven voice have propelled him to the upper reaches of the blues-rock world. From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on...See Full Bio