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Blue Tuesdays

Artpark's Tuesday in the Park concert series is offering Western New Yorkers the opportunity to catch a great case of the blues. Didn't think it was possible? This Tuesday the venue will offer double the dose of blues music as guitarists Coco Montoya and Walter Trout take the stage together.

Although he started his 30-year music career as a drummer, Montoya has since become known for his intense guitar playing and soulful vocals. With legendary blues artist Albert Collins as his mentor, Montoya sharpened his skills and put them to the test through constant touring and recording. Since 1993, Montoya has released four solo albums and continues to average 200 concerts, festivals and other events every year.

Trout has had followed a similar route of success. After leaving the Bluesbreakers in 1989, he formed the Walter Trout Band and toured much of Europe. Throughout the '90s, Trout made a name for himself there, scoring several radio hits and releasing eight recordings. The later half of the '90s brought the group back for a U.S. tour under a new name, Walter Trout and the Radicals, but with the same great sounds.

Tuesday in the Park is held at Artpark every Tuesday evening throughout the summer at 6:30 p.m. It is a free event and open to the public.

-- Molly Hirschbeck

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