Coco Montoya’s path in life was largely determined by seeing the right concert at the right time. For him, it was seeing Albert King open a show headlined by Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1969, a gig that opened his eyes and ears to the powerful blues music that inspired him to pick up a guitar (after a few years drumming in Albert Collins’ band) and land a gig with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, filling a spot once held by Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones’ Mick Taylor. Montoya eventually went solo, forming his own backing band and becoming a fiery and passionate frontman. See for yourself as the true blues master hits Spokane.
— Dan Nailen