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Coco Montoya at the Pavilion on the Lake - 2017 Fall Fest
Presented By SLO Jazz Festival
Saturday, November 11th at 6:00pm PST
Online sale ends: 11/09/17 at 3:00pm PST
Pavilion on the Lake
9315 Pismo Avenue
Atascadero, CA 93422
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The old Willie Dixon adage, “blues is truth,” perfectly describes the searing, contemporary blues-rock of world-renowned guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya. Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, but with a hard-edged sound and style all his own, Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues’ hardest truths. He earned his status as a master guitarist and soul-powered vocalist through years of paying his dues as a sideman with Collins (first as a drummer) and then with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, before launching his solo career in 1993. Five years of constant touring with Collins and ten years with Mayall turned him into a monster player and dynamic performer. Montoya has released eight solo albums—including three for Alligator between 2000 and 2007—and has played at clubs, concert halls and major festivals all over the world. Guitar Player says Montoya plays “stunning, powerhouse blues with a searing tone, emotional soloing, and energetic, unforced vocals.”

Returning to Alligator with his new album, Hard Truth, Montoya delivers one career-topping performance after another, the music immediately ranking among the best he’s ever recorded. Produced by drummer Tony Braunagel  (Eric Burdon, Curtis Salgado, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt), the album features eleven songs, each delivering a hard truth of its own.  From the radio-friendly, gospel-inspired celebration of love, I Want To Shout About It, to the haunting Devil Don’t Sleep to the icy-hot cover of Albert Collins’ The Moon Is Full, Hard Truth covers a lot of emotional ground. Montoya’s unpredictable guitar playing and smoking soul vocals blend effortlessly with a backing band featuring renowned musicians including bassist Bob Glaub (Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Lee Lewis), keyboardist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Taj Mahal), guitarists Billy Watts (Eric Burdon) and Johnny Lee Schell (Bonnie Raitt), and Braunagel on drums. Slide guitar master Lee Roy Parnell guests on Lost In The Bottle.

Check out this video: https://youtu.be/O9lEsU1N3Uc

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Outside food & Drink, Cameras, Large Bags are not allowed. Please respect artist request that photos are only allowed by Fall Fest media team.
Additional Information
EARLY BIRD PRICING is AVAILABLE until 30 days prior to showtime for each show.

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6:00pm to 10:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

VIP Reserved Table (4) Member: $200.00
VET Ticket: $25.00

All Ages

Pavilion on the Lake<br> 9315 Pismo Avenue<br> Atascadero, 93422



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