Coco Montoya

Nov 11, 2016

Like his inspiration Albert King, blues great Coco Montoya is a left-handed guitar player who plays with a right-handed neck. Montoya developed his style while playing in Albert Collins band in the 70's.  Later in his career, the self-taught guitarist was asked by John Mayall to join his Bluesbreakers.  After three albums and nearly a decade touring with Mayall, Montoya embarked on his solo career.  He's always popular at standout events like the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival and the San Francisco Blues Festival. Montoya headlined the 25th annual JazzFest in July, presented by the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society.

Coco Montoya.
Credit Alligator Records