Coco Montoya
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Coco Montoya

On October 2nd, 2013 Coco Montoya pulled up to a little tavern (The Canal House) at the “Blues Crossroads of America”  town of Tuscarawas, Ohio in his traveling van with U-Haul trailer in tow carrying his bands stage equipment to put on a performance to remember. Not only was it a night to remember for all the great folks who came out to the show but it was also Coco’s Birthday and the “Canal House” threw him a birthday party to remember as well.

 

CLICK PIC BELOW TO SEE ALL THE "PICS THAT ROCK" FROM COCO MONTOYA'S UNFORGETABLE PERFORMANCE OCTOBER 2ND, 2013!


 

The Coco Montoya Story

 Coco Montoya (born Henry Montoya, October 2, 1951, Santa Monica, California) is an American blues guitarist and singer and former member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Montoya is left-handed but plays "upside-down right-handed" guitar, like Albert King, Doyle Bramhall II, and Otis Rush, among many others.

Montoya's music career began in the mid 1970s when Albert Collins asked him to join his band as drummer. Collins took Montoya under his wing and taught him his "icy hot" guitar style. The two remained friends even after Montoya left Collins' band. In the early 1980s John Mayall heard Montoya playing guitar in a Los Angeles bar. Soon after Mayall asked Montoya to join the newly reformed Bluesbreakers. He remained a member of the band for 10 years. In 1995 he appeared with the Cate Brothers for the resumption of their recording career on their release, Radioland. Since that same year, Montoya has recorded several solo albums. In 2002, he featured on the Bo Diddley tribute album Hey Bo Diddley – A Tribute! Performing the song "Pills."

 

           The Canal House            

108 South Main St.

Tuscarawas, OH 44682

(740) 922-1255

(CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS)

 

Walter Trout headlined the Canton Blues Festival on June 8th 2012.

In this song, blues legend Coco Montoya joins him to lay down some excellent chops.

The song is in two parts because my camera forced me to record it that way. By andyinsocalif on YouTube.

Part One

 

Walter Trout headlined the Canton Blues Festival on June 8th 2012.

In this song, blues legend Coco Montoya joins him to lay down some excellent chops.

 By andyinsocalif on YouTube.

Part Two

 

KICK BACK AND ENJOY A FEW COCO MONTOYA TUNES

 


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