Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University and the Office of Student Activities and Organizations will host blues/rock acoustic guitarist Monte Montgomery in a free concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 in the Campus Union Ballroom in Portales. The public is welcome.
According to his official web site, "Singer, songwriter, guitarist Monte Montgomery is best described by one word, musical. Having grown up immersed in music, he has been playing professionally since his teens and is currently one of the hottest draws on the talent-packed Austin, Texas, music scene and is well known throughout the U.S. for his electrifying performances.
"Monte has earned praise from both critics and fellow musicians not only for his stunning and imaginative six-string work, but also for his abilities as a singer and a crafter of ear-catching songs filled with a deep roots sensibility. In March 2004, during the South by Southwest Music Conference, Monte was awarded "Best Acoustic Guitar Player" for the 7th Year in a Row at the Austin Music Awards. Guitar Player Magazine listed Monte as one of America's Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitarists. Monte was the first to ever be named by Guitar One magazine on their list of Top 10 Best Undiscovered Guitarists in America."
For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities and Organization at 505.562.2242.