The Lincoln Theatre and the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts present blues great
on Friday February 5th at 7:30pm.
Long ago, legendary blues man Albert Collins took a young Coco Montoya aside and told him, "Son, just play what's in your heart." That has been Coco's mantra as he's toured the world cultivating fans with his intense music and warm personality.
Mentored by Albert Collins, Coco went on to become the guitarist for John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers for ten years before leading his own band. A self-taught guitar slinger who plays with an emotional intensity few string benders possess, he plays left-handed and upside down in the style of Albert King and Jimi Hendrix.
Best New Blues Artist Winner at the Blues Music Awards (1996)
I Want It All Back, Coco's 7th solo album, was released March 23rd, 2010. The disc was produced by Keb' Mo' and Jeff Paris, who also play on the entire album: Keb' on rhythm guitar and Jeff on keyboards.
Billboard - "In a world of blues guitar pretenders, Coco Montoya is the real McCoy. Be prepared to get scorched."
The Village Voice - "The fiery blues that issue forth from Coco Montoya's guitar are awe-inspiring and boogie-requiring."
Blues Revue - "Blistering contemporary blues... piercing attack, funky, shivery guitar tones and aggressive, soulful vocals"
This concert is a collaborative presentation between The Lincoln Theatre and the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts. For more information about the REFA, check out their websites at www.rickeptingfoundation.org.
Tickets go on sale to Lincoln Theatre and Rick Epting Foundation Members on 12/11/15 at noon and to the general public on 12/18/15.
Advanced Tickets: $35 1st section, $30 2nd section, $25 3rd section, $20 4th section, plus applicable fees. Lincoln and REFA Members receive a $2 discount.