Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
Starting out as a drummer in the '70s, Coco has earned his badges as a phenomenal blues guitarist and singer. Getting noticed by John Mayall at a bar in LA in the '80s was the beginning of a 10-year career for him in the Bluesbreakers. Quick fact: Montoya is left-handedbut plays "upside-down right-handed" guitar, like Albert King, Doyle Bramhall II, and Otis Rush.
what he says
"Man I just love these amazing pedals. When I hooked up the wah wah and phaser, it made a dangerous combo that just blew me away. Big Joe is the way to go!"