Coco Montoya

Coco Montoya

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Coco Montoya (b. 1951 in Santa Monica, CA) is a blues guitarist and former member of John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers. Montoya's career began in the mid-70's 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 80's John Mayall heard Montoya playing guitar in a Los Angles bar. Soon after Mayall asked Montoya to join the newly reformed Bluesbreakers. He remained a member of the band for 10 years. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Dirty Deal
    Dirty Deal
  • Just Let Go
    Just Let Go
  • Ya Think I'd Know Better
    Ya Think I'd Know Better
  • Can't Look Back
    Can't Look Back
  • Gotta Mind To Travel
    Gotta Mind To Travel
  • Suspicion
    Suspicion
  • I Want It All Back
    I Want It All Back
  • The Essential Coco Montoya
    The Essential Coco Montoya

Coco Montoya. Artist Bio

Coco Montoya (b. 1951 in Santa Monica, CA) is a blues guitarist and former member of John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers.

Montoya's career began in the mid-70's 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 80's John Mayall heard Montoya playing guitar in a Los Angles bar. Soon after Mayall asked Montoya to join the newly reformed Bluesbreakers. He remained a member of the band for 10 years.

In the early 90's Montoya decided it was time to go out on his own. He has recorded several highly acclaimed blues CD's.thankfully, he did it in Santa Cruz

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