Monte Montgomery

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Monte Montgomery
Birth name Monte Patrick Montgomery
Born (1966-08-11) August 11, 1966 (age 51)
Origin Birmingham, Alabama
Genres Acoustic rock, blues, pop rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Singer-Songwriter
Instruments 1988 Alvarez-Yairi DY62C Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Labels Harmonic Records
Website MonteMontgomery.net

Monte 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, when as a relatively unknown talent he delivered a jaw-dropping live performance on an episode of the PBS series Austin City Limits.[3] He has been named one of the “Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitar Players” by Guitar Player Magazine, has won the "Best Acoustic Guitar Player" Award at the SXSW's Austin Music Awards seven years in a row.[4]

Monte is the composer for the ABC TV series Last Man Standing starring Tim Allen.[5] Montgomery authored music for the criminal drama Arc (2006)[6] In 2008, Monte appeared on Live From Daryl's House with Hall and Oates frontman, Daryl Hall.

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] In 2014, German amp manufacturer AER teamed up with the guitarist to develop the new signature MM200 acoustic amp.[8]

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)

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: Sofia, Melyssa, Stormy, and Mason. In March 2009, his eldest daughter, Sofia Anna Mondini [9] died in an accidental handgun incident.[10][11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff writer (September 18, 2002). "The Full Monte, Guitar and All; Energetic Texan Picker Prefers Acoustic for Electrifying solos". The Washington Times. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Unknown author and date 1st & Repair Monte Montgomery website, album review
  3. ^ Press report
  4. ^ http://www.austinchronicle.com/austin-music-awards/all-time-winners:monte-montgomery-54099/
  5. ^ Monte Montgomery on imdb.com
  6. ^ Arc film on imdb.com
  7. ^ MMY1 Monte Montgomery Signature Guitar. - Harmony-Central.
  8. ^ http://www.premierguitar.com/blogs/5-daily-news/post/20170-aer-introduces-monte-montgomery-signature-amp
  9. ^ "Obituaries: Mondini". San Antonio Express-News. April 1, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Woman shot in accident identified". San Antonio Express-News. Mysanantonio.com. April 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  11. ^ "Charged filed in accidental death". San Antonio Express-News. Mysanantonio.com. April 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  12. ^ Kapitan, Craig (April 12, 2010). "Shooting death nets man 12-year sentence". San Antonio Express-News. Mysanantonio.com. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 

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