LIVE: Coco Montoya

Coco Montoya "gotta mind to travel" to the Ramona Mainstage to belt out a set on April 24, when Johnny Oskam opened.

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Coco Montoya got bluesy at the Ramona Mainstage on April 24.
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The young Johnny Oskam kicked off the show.
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Montoya, now into his fourth decade as a musician, didn't start off on guitar.
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Originally, the guitarist was a drummer in Albert Collins' band.
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Montoya, a south paw, plays a left-handed guitar -- but with a right-handed neck.
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That means the strings are upside down.
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In the '80s, Montoya joined the Bluesbreakers.
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He was recruited by John Mayall, who'd heard the Santa Monica native playing in Los Angeles.
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Montoya stayed with the Bluesbreakers for a decade before going out on his own.
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He appeared on a tribute album to Bo Diddley, performing the hit "Pills."
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Johnny Oskam of Southern California opened the show.
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