Monte Montgomery

Monte Montgomery
Birth name Monte Patrick Montgomery
Born August 11, 1966
Origin Birmingham, Alabama
Genres Acoustic rock, blues, pop rock
Occupations Musician, Singer-Songwriter, Producer
Instruments 1988 Alvarez-Yairi DY62C Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Labels Harmonic Records
Associated acts Orange Kitty (with Chris Maresh & Phil Bass), Kudzu Karnival (with Brian Andrew Lee, James Speer, & Phil Bass), Brian Andrew Lee
David Piggott (bass), Phil Bass (drums), Kenny Sharretts (drums)
Past members
Rob Kazanel (drums), Marcus Finney (drums), Jamey Bell (drums), Chris Maresh (bass), Lonnie Trevino, Jr. (bass), Steve Bernal (bass), Daryl Phillips (bass), Phil Bass (drums), Rob Hooper (drums), Paul Roraback (drums), Brannen Temple (drums), Danny Johnson (congas), Mikel Urdy (percussion)
Notable instruments
2004 Alvarez-Yairi MMY1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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



Monte Montgomery (left) at music festival "Parkpop 2008" in The Hague, The Netherlands, June 29, 2008.

Montgomery appeared on PBS's Austin City Limits program on April 17, 1999.

Montgomery was on Guitar Player magazine's 2004 list of "The Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitarists".[citation needed] Montgomery has also won the "Best Acoustic Guitar Player" award at the SXSW Festival’s Austin Music Awards seven years in a row (1998–2004), the only artist to have ever done so.[citation needed]

On January 24, 2004, Alvarez Guitars unveiled the MMY1 Monte Montgomery Signature Guitar, a model based on Montgomery's 1987 Alvarez-Yairi DY62C Acoustic-Electric Guitar. Due to his intense playing style, Montgomery has broken the neck of his DY62C four times—the MMY1 has a reinforced neck to prevent such breakage.[1]


Studio albums

  • 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)

Live albums

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

Live DVDs

  • At WorkPlay (2005)

Personal life

In the early morning hours of March 30, 2009, Sofia Anna Mondini (January 7, 1988—March 30, 2009-[2]), the 21-year old daughter of Monte Montgomery and ex-girlfriend Angela Mondini,[2] was shot and killed by a friend allegedly "playing" with a loaded handgun.[3] Justin Radwin pointed a .22-caliber pistol at Mondini, and after it discharged it struck her in the right chest area. Radwin was arrested on the charge of manslaughter and held on $50,000 bail.[4] He was sentenced to twelve years in prison in 2010.[5]


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