Coco Montoya and Ronnie Baker Brooks

Friday August 12, 2022
$38 public | $35 members

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“In Ronnie Baker Brooks’ powerhouse hands, blues-rock never sounded so outrageous. The soul never sounded so delicious. And the blues never sounded so profound… one of today’s top live performers.” – Blues Revue

“In a world of blues guitar pretenders, Coco Montoya is the real McCoy. He exudes power and authenticity. Be prepared to get scorched by the real thing.” – Billboard

With Ronnie Baker Brooks and Coco Montoya sharing the stage, it's going to be a night packed with profound blues and hard-rocking good times.

Between his white-hot guitar playing and his soulful, emotional vocals, Coco Montoya has talent to burn. In a career that spans almost four decades, he’s gone from drumming for blues icon Albert Collins to holding the lead guitar spot in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers to leading his own band and touring worldwide. Montoya is revered for his ability to move from subtly melodic guitar playing to slash-and-burn pyrotechnics. Equally forceful are his deep, soul-baring vocals. Years of constant touring, playing unforgettable shows at clubs, concert halls and festivals, have earned him his position at the top of the contemporary blues world. And it all started with a chance meeting in the mid-1970s with legendary bluesman Albert Collins, who offered Montoya a spot in his band, where he stayed for the next five years. Coco was initially hired as Collins’ drummer and later—with Albert mentoring him on the guitar—became the band’s rhythm guitarist. A few years after leaving Collins’ band, British blues star John Mayall heard Coco jamming onstage and was so impressed that he hired him for the newly reformed Bluesbreakers.

“Ronnie Baker Brooks live performances are ferocious and unrelenting.” -The Boston Herald

Legendary Chicago Blues-rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer RONNIE BAKER BROOKS will perform live with Coco Montoya and a Tribute to Albert Collins. Ronnie Baker Brooks is Blues royalty. The son of Chicago Blues legend Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie has performed with some of the greatest Blues artists of our time: BB King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Koko Taylor, and blues rock legend Eric Clapton. Ronnie has been invited as a special guest member of Big Head Todd & the Monsters on recording and tours the past few years.