After spending many years as a sideman for Albert Collins and John Mayall, Coco Montoya is now more than capable of taking centre-stage, as this double live album shows.
Coco Montoya: Songs From The Road
A steaming late-night helping of top-quality Coco.
Recorded at Seattle’s Triple Door, Montoya and his band are on fire from the word go, delivering a set from across his career.
The feisty Latin groove on their version of The Penguins’ Hey Señorita could make the dead dance, while the soulful I Want It All Back demonstrates what a great singer Montoya is.
Like Robert Cray, Montoya never overplays things, knowing when to deploy the sting of his ‘icy-hot’ guitar and when to rein it in and let others, principally keyboard player Brant Leeper, run with it instead. And Montoya makes it look very easy.