Monte Montgomery

Monte Montgomery
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I wouldn't trade that time for anything" recalls Monte Montgomery, about his tough, but musically enriching early childhood where he first learned to play guitar. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, and relocated to San Antonio at age 13, he played trumpet and piano, later switching to guitar. He spent his formative years in Luckenbach, Texas, living with his mother, Maggie Montgomery, an accomplished country singer/guitarist, and spent much time learning from and playing with musicians who hung out at Hondo Crouch's General Store and Bar. That was then, this is now. "1st and Repair", Monte Montgomery's debut album showcases his incredibly eye-popping fretwork, original songs and stunning vocals. An impressive new talent on the Austin, Texas scene, he and his bandmates Chris Maresh (bass) and Phil Bass (drums) have been performing locally for the past three years. Monte's influences include Mark Knopfler, Bruce Cockburn, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lindsey Buckingham, but his approach and sound are all his own. His scintillating guitar style prompted one critic from the Austin Chronicle to remark "It was just him and his guitar on stage, but the sound was so full, so resonant, that he could have had a thousand guitars up there." "Monte Montgomery gets more sounds out of his acoustic guitar than most artists get out of their whole band." says the Austin American Statesman.That is just one reason why Monte's live performances earned him opening slots for Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton and Robert Earl Keen. The second is his original songs. They range from bluesy slide guitar grooves to intense rockers, hip reggae rhythms to beautiful ballads, all sung with a soft, soulful voice. The pop-rock "Last Goodbye" will be the first single release from "1st and Repair".
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Average Rating : 0              Total Reviews: 28

Monte Montgomery  11/21/2003            
I have had the opportunity to see Monte play on several occasions and have even lost a fake ID just trying to get into one of his shows in Austin. But I'll tell you what, I'd do it again in a second just to hear this guy play. Five stars ain't enough.
Monte Montgomery  09/22/2003            
Anybody who has rated Monte less than 5 stars... has never seen him live. Furthermore, as I think about it... also ought to be taken out back and shot.
Monte Montgomery  05/21/2003            
I heard one of Monte's CD last night for the first time. Wow! The guy is amazing. I decided to see if he was on Lonestar and wondered what kind of bad review would even be posted as mentioned in one review... so I looked. Obviously, it was from a person that limits their music to one small part of a huge genre. Luckily, I've expanded my interest and have learned to delve deeper into the music arena due to some great musician friends of mine; otherwise, I would miss finding hidden treasures such as the talent of this man. Looking forward to the day when I can see him live.
Monte Montgomery  12/13/2002            
John Boudreau
Monte Montgomery, dont even get me started, the man is the best guitar player i have ever seen in my life, i've probably seen Monte a good 22 times. His song writting blows my mind, and his guitar playing just lights up the crowd, the energy moves swiftly thoughout everyone! he has kept me motivated with my guitar playing. I think that anybody that criticizes his music has never seen him live...if anyone ever gets the chance to see this "Guitar God" take advantage of it...his lyrical ballads, and breath taking, mind boggling guitar playing would change your whole music perspective!!!!
Monte Montgomery  11/22/2002            
Louis Eckert
one of the best guitarists i've ever heard
Monte Montgomery  07/11/2002            
I can't believe nobody's written a review about Monte in 5 months. Let me just say that Monte is quite possibly the greatest guitar player alive in Texas right now. What a badass.
Monte Montgomery  05/19/2002            
Justus 'W Anderson
Monte kicks butt, he plays like no one i have ever seen, keep playin monte!
Monte Montgomery  01/11/2002            
a music fan
Monte Montgomery  01/09/2002            
John Shaw - Fort Worth
my first experience with monte came from a friend when i heard "when will i" the live recording. after that i bought '1st and repair' and loved every minute of it. i saw him in concert for the first time a few weeks ago on 12/21 at ridglea theatre and was blown away by the unique fret work and superb sound. you just don't find that many naturally talented musicians any more with such a unique sound. even though 'wishing well' is a change from the original stuff it shows once again a unique style that is inviting to the ears.
Monte Montgomery  12/23/2001            
tingoddess tx
Saw Monte for the first time last night (12/22/01) at the Engine Room in Houston - The man is phenomenal! Mere mortals can't make guitars do what Monte does with a simple acoustic and a "stack of marshals." The "Guitar God" lable is earned. By far the best live show I've seen in years. Catch this act whenever, wherever you can!
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