”A good deal is made of Austin singer Monte Montgomery’s considerable guitar skills, but
his greatest accomplishment is his ability to blend them seamlessly into brisk, hooky,
shimmering roots-rock songs. His solos -- generally played on an acoustic Alvarez-- are
fluid and polished, but rarely over-indulgent. Montgomery’s recent ‘Mirror’ is consistently
likeable, a nice mixture of warmth and flash.”
-– The Onion
"It's pretty simple: when Delbert McClinton says somebody ‘plays guitar like a Mother f#%@*er’,
you'd better listen. And Monte Montgomery sure ain't about to make McClinton out to be a liar.
But Montgomery isn't a hyperkinetic speedfreak either, he's a slow-hand quality player in the
vein of Linsey Buckingham or Mark Knopfler."
-– The Album Network
"Among the roots-rock community, Monte Montgomery is well respected. His reserved,
yet spectacular, guitar style is near-legendary, the press corps loves him and his live
performance is riveting. Montgomery now returns with his second effort for Heart Music,
Mirror, which not only displays his guitar prowess, but also drives home the fact that he's
a good songwriter and vocalist too! Be sure to check out the enhanced portion of the CD,
which features his performance of "When Will I" from his performance on Austin City Limits."
-– Totally Adult - The Album Network
“Monte Montgomery is a talented new addition to the Progressive landscape... his live shows
have captivated audiences with his soulful voice, eye-popping fretwork, and diverse original
material ranging from hip Reggae rhythms, Bluesy-slide guitar grooves and intense Rock and Roll
tunes that have phenomenal hooks... plenty of fresh tracks from a promising artist. We think
you'll dig him too." -– FMQB (Friday Morning Quarterback)