Video: Monte Montgomery Live at NAMM

While roaming booths at the 2014 NAMM Show, we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of acoustic powerhouse and Austin, TX native Monte Montgomery rock the Peavey stage.

Montgomery’s hybrid slide-picking approach is definitely impressive, and after he kicks in some gain, it’s easy to forget that you’re listening to an acoustic guitarist rather than a guy shredding a Strat. Here he’s plugged into a Budda Twinmaster.

While it’d be easy for Montgomery to simply be “a guitar slinger from Austin,” his musical abilities run beyond that. As quoted from his website’s bio, “I strive to have more depth, to be more layered as an artist, songwriter and singer.”

Chock full of everything from roots-rock to breezy pop, Montgomery’s latest full length “Tethered” reflects this level of musicianship. Montgomery’s beefy playing remains at the heart of every track, and the record is capable of satisfying even the most critical of acoustic guitar enthusiasts.

Check out Montgomery performing the track, “River,” from his 2008 self-titled release below:

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Acoustic Nation

Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.