Monte Montgomery

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Monte Montgomery
Monte Montgomery Soave during a live band
Monte Montgomery Soave during a live band
Background information
Birth nameMonte Patrick Montgomery
Born (1966-08-11) August 11, 1966 (age 54)
Birmingham, Alabama
GenresAcoustic rock, blues, pop rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments1988 Alvarez-Yairi DY62C Acoustic-Electric Guitar
LabelsHarmonic Records
WebsiteMonteMontgomery.net

Monte Patrick Montgomery (born August 11, 1966) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter.

Early life[edit]

Born in Birmingham, Alabama,[1] at age 13 he moved to San Antonio, Texas.[2]

Career[edit]

The Austin, Texas based guitarist first gained notoriety in 1999, after performing on an episode of the PBS series Austin City Limits.[3] He was named one of the "Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitar Players" by Guitar Player Magazine and won the "Best Acoustic Guitar Player" Award at the Austin Chronicle's Austin Music Awards seven years in a row.[4]

Montgomery composed for the ABC TV series Last Man Standing.[5] Montgomery authored music for the criminal drama Arc (2006)[6] In 2008, Monte appeared on the music show Live From Daryl's House.[citation needed]

In 2004, Alvarez Guitars created the MMY1 Monte Montgomery Signature Guitar, a model based on Montgomery's 1987 Alvarez-Yairi DY62C Acoustic-Electric Guitar.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Monte Montgomery [EP] (1990)
  • Lost & Found (1993)
  • 1st & Repair (1998)
  • Mirror (1999)
  • Wishing Well (2001)
  • The Story Of Love (2003)
  • Architect (2004)
  • Monte Montgomery (2008)
  • Tethered (2012)
  • Dragonfly (2016)
  • A Call To Arms (2019)

Live albums[edit]

  • Live at the Caravan of Dreams (2002)
  • New & Approved (2003)
  • At WorkPlay (2005)

Live DVDs[edit]

  • At WorkPlay (2005)

Personal life[edit]

Monte has four children and in March 2009, his eldest daughter, Sofia Anna Mondini[8] died in an accidental handgun incident.[9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Full Monte, Guitar and All; Energetic Texan Picker Prefers Acoustic for Electrifying solos". The Washington Times. September 18, 2002. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  2. ^ Unknown author and date 1st & Repair Monte Montgomery website, album review
  3. ^ "Press". MonteMontgomery.net. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  4. ^ "39th Annual Austin Music Awards". Austinchronicle.com. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  5. ^ "Monte Montgomery". IMDb.com. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  6. ^ "Arc". IMDb.com. October 20, 2006. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  7. ^ MMY1 Monte Montgomery Signature Guitar Archived December 30, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. – Harmony-Central.
  8. ^ "Obituaries: Mondini". San Antonio Express-News. April 1, 2009.
  9. ^ "Woman shot in accident identified". San Antonio Express-News. Mysanantonio.com. April 30, 2009. Archived from the original on April 1, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  10. ^ "Charged filed in accidental death". San Antonio Express-News. Mysanantonio.com. April 7, 2009. Archived from the original on April 10, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  11. ^ Kapitan, Craig (April 12, 2010). "Shooting death nets man 12-year sentence". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved July 25, 2010.

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