Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tommy Castro and Coco Montoya at the Boulton Center

Coco Montoya

Tommy Castro
Great night of Rockin' Blues yesterday at the Boulton Center in Bayshore out on Long Island. Tommy Castro and his smokin' hot band ripped it up for a 90 minute set that relied heavily on his material from his latest CD "Hard Believer". This band really cooks up a soulful, bluesy mix that is not to be missed. These guys have some serious fun up there and it shows. The crowd was on its feet shakin' it to James Brown's Sex Machine at the end. Great fun!

I've seen Coco Montoya before but never as the headliner. Coco played guitar back in the 80's with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (along with Walter Trout) so you know he can play and play he did for almost 2 hours of killer blues with a bit of soul. A very extended Have You Heard About My Baby from that first Bluesbreakers album was a standout as was Good Days, Bad Days. It's a little strange watching a lefty from up close, but there is no denying his talent. Coco needs to be heard by more lovers of blues guitar. Check him out if you get the chance.

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