Thursday, April 20, 2017

Coco Montoya

Artist:  Coco Montoya
Birth Name:   Henry Montoya
Born:  October 2, 1951.  Santa Monica, California, USA
Genre:  Blues, Blues Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul
Occupations:  Musician, Songwriter
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar

Coco Montoya is an American Blues Guitarist and Singer, former member of John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers.  He began his career in the mid 1970s when Albert Collins asked him to join his band as Drummer, and Collins taught him his "Icy Hot" Guitar Style.  He left Collins' band, in the early 1980s John Mayall asked him to join the newly reformed Bluesbreakers for 10 years and in 1995 he has recorded several Solo Albums.  He followed in the footsteps of Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor and Peter Green.

Title:  Hard Truth  (2017)
Genre:  Blues, Blues Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul
Label:  Alligator Records
Rating:   *****


 1.  Before The Bullets Fly  (3:12)
 2.  I Want To Shout About It  (3:39)
 3.  Lost In The Bottle  (4:48)
 4.  Old Habits Are Hard To Break  (5:36)
 5.  I'll Find Someone Who Will  (5:40)
 6.  Devil Don't Sleep  (5:03)
 7.  The Moon Is Full  (5:23)
 8.  Hard As Hell  (4:42)
 9.  'Bout To Make Me Leave Home  (3:42)
10. Where Can A Man Go From Here?  (5:01)
11. Truth Be Told  (5:06)


Coco Montoya:  Guitar, Vocals
Mike Finnigan:  Keyboards, Background Vocals on Tracks:  6, 9, 11
Billy Watts:  Rhythm Guitar on Tracks:  1, 5, 6, 8, 11, Background Vocals on Tracks: 5, 6, 9, 11
Johnny Lee Schell:  Rhythm Guitar on Tracks:  2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10
Bob Glaub:  Bass
Tony Braunagel:  Drums
Lee Roy Parnell:  Slide Guitar on Track 3
Teresa James: Background Vocals on Tracks:  5, 6 
Deb Ryde:  Background Vocals on Tracks: 5, 6

Hard Truth is the eighth studio album by Coco Montoya, was released on March 24, 2017 by Alligator Records.  One of the best-selling artists in Blues Rock.

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