Winner of the 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Austin Music Awards
for BEST ACOUSTIC GUITARIST during SXSW (South by SouthWest) Music Conference.
“This next award is for Best Acoustic Guitarist and should perhaps be permanently called
‘The Monte Montgomery Award...’"
-– Paul Ray, Master of Ceremonies,
The Austin Music Awards (2004)
[The primary feature article in the March, 2005 issue of Frets Magazine, with Monte on the cover]
"Other than the roar of an approaching freight train, the mounting crest of an ocean swell on its
crash course with the shore, or the ominous rumble of an avalanche descending upon you from
above, few things build with more intensity than a Monte Montgomery fingerstlye arrangement.
The Awesome Majesty of the Amped-up Shred Master... the world's first true acoustic-electric
-– Jude Gold, Frets Magazine
[Monte Montgomery performed live on Texas Music Cafe television show, 1999]
“His scintillating guitar style... his approach and sound are all his own.”
-– Chris Ermoian, Producer, TEXAS MUSIC CAFE, PBS-TV
“There’s a buzz surrounding Monte Montgomery... during the final song of his recent sold-out
show, critically acclaimed guitarist Monte Montgomery broke all six strings of his guitar.
As near as we can figure, Jimi Hendrix, who had a penchant for setting his axe on fire,
never did anything like that!”
-– Terry Armour, The Chicago Tribune