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Blues Rock Guitar Icon COCO MONTOYA Celebrates New Album and Int'l Guitar Month on Midwest BEAT

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017



APRIL IS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MONTH!  In honor of that, each week in APRIL "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" features a Guitar Guest.

This week's guitar-driven installment of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges," features  blues-rock guitar icon -- COCO MONTOYA -- celebrating the release of his tenth and latest album, "HARD TRUTH."

Songs from Coco’s fiery new release -- which marks Montoya's return to Chicago's Alligator Records after several years on other labels -- will be featured during the course of this program and listeners should be prepared to be blown away by the music performed by an all-star studio session group.

Welcoming this stellar guitar slinger on the program, during the "International Guitar Month" series is perfect timing.    The series kicked off the week prior with Dave Davies (The Kinks).  Upcoming Guitar Greats Tom expects to be chatting with during the April program series are: Steve Hackett (ex- Genesis), Michael Schenker (ex-UFO/Scorpions) and Ted Nugent.   Tom is also hopeful of securing some chat time with progressive guitar virtuoso Allan Holdsworth, who has new career retrospective box set to spotlight.   Be sure to catch every show in the series, if you love guitar!

Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.