Legendary blues-rock guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya returns to Alligator Records with his new album, Hard Truth, set for March 24 release. Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, and schooled by John Mayall, Montoya has a hard-edged sound and style all his own, mixing his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues’ hardest truths.
Montoya will hit the ground running in support of Hard Truth. Still an indefatigable road warrior, Montoya continues to pack clubs and theaters around the world. Guitar Player says Montoya plays “stunning, powerhouse blues with a searing tone, emotional soloing, and energetic, unforced vocals.”
Vintage Guitar says, “Coco just keeps getting better and better…rockin’ blues with guitar that cuts straight to the heart of the matter. His guitar playing is funky and blistering; it’s perfect. Whatever he plays, he does it with fire and passion rarely seen in this day and age.”