Coco Montoya Similar Artists

Tommy Castro - 100% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tinsley Ellis - 95% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Like many American musicians of his generation, Ellis first took up the guitar at the age of seven, inspired by groups in the late 60s British blues rock invasion. While playing in rock bands, he took an increasing interest in the work of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and particularly in guitarists Freddie King, Buddy Read more

Michael Burks - 90% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1957, Milwaukee, USA. Coming from a long line of musicians, Burks was taught to play the guitar at an early age by his bass playing father. He began playing live at the age of six and by his teens was playing regularly in his father’s Bradley Ferry Country Club in Camden. The closure of the club in the mid-80s forced Burks to reassess his musical career, and he found wo Read more

Jimmy Thackery - 78% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 May 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Raised in Washington, DC, blues rock guitarist Thackery is a raw live player who has earned favourable comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan. With Mark Wenner he formed the blues-based Nighthawks in 1972, recording 20 albums over 15 years and touring extensively. Tired of the endless touring schedule, Thackery left the band in 1987 and Read more

Corey Stevens - 77% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Illinois, USA. Stevens bought his first guitar, a second-hand acoustic, with the money his grandfather gave him from pawned fishing gear. By the age of 15, Stevens had learnt to play rhythm guitar and had begun to write songs for his band. He studied music at Southern Illinois University, including classical guitar. However, his extra-curricular activities focused on going o Read more

Guitar Shorty - 76% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David William Kearney, 8 September 1939, Houston, Texas, USA. A penchant for acrobatics disguises Shorty’s real talent as a blues guitarist. He grew up in Kissimmee, Florida, where his uncle Willie Quarterman introduced him to the guitar. At 17 he was playing in the house band at Tampa’s Club Royal, where he first acquired his stage name. A year later, he went to C Read more

Walter Trout - 68% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Debbie Davies - 62% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Los Angeles, California, USA. Davies had her first guitar at the age of 12 and when Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton, was released in 1965, she set out to memorize all of Clapton’s solos. Intrigued by the names of black blues artists mentioned in his interviews, she discovered the records of Freddie King, Otis Rush and Gatemouth Brown. Her first live gigs were in a club Read more

Sonny Landreth - 59% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 February 1951, Canton, Mississippi, USA. Being born in the birthplace or thereabouts of Elmore James, did not mean that Sonny Landreth had to play slide guitar, but it certainly makes good copy. In fact, after five years in Jackson, Mississippi, the family moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, and Landreth grew up surrounded by Cajun music and its lifestyle. At the age of 10, he Read more

Joanne Shaw Taylor - 57% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues
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Janiva Magness - 56% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues
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Leslie West - 55% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leslie Weinstein, 22 October 1945, Forest Hills, New York, USA. West, who from an early age suffered from a glandular disorder that affected his weight, began his rock ‘n’ roll career as a member of the Vagrants, a mid-60s hard rock grouping who released several singles to little commercial recognition. In 1969 he formed Mountain with bass player Felix Pappalardi. Read more

Chris Duarte Group - 54% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alvin Lee - 52% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 December 1944, Nottingham, England. Guitarist Lee began his professional career in the Jaybirds, a beat trio popular both locally and in Hamburg, Germany. In 1966, an expanded line-up took a new name, Ten Years After, and in turn became one of Britain’s leading blues/rock attractions with Lee’s virtuoso solos its main attraction. His outside aspirations surfaced Read more

Deborah Coleman - 49% match to Coco Montoya

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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3 October 1956, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. Blues guitarist Coleman eschewed early stardom, either by accident or fate. She raised a daughter and supported her family with jobs as a nurse and electrician well before recognition as a major blues artist. It is perhaps partly due to her down-to-earth quality that she has earned such a massive crossover following. The early inspi Read more


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