He's from a mountain town and she's from wine country.
People who really know me remember me singing through the aisles of Wal-Mart where I worked before breaking out into full-time music. They know I grew up in Frazier Park, CA where there was nothing to do but get in trouble and make music. Paso Robles wine country was up and coming and looked like the perfect place to get into the scene.
I played, I partied, and did all the wrong things thinking that was what life in music was about. I learned some hard lessons. But I gained a deeply loyal following and met a cute accountant. She booked me out several months in advance, we turned this operation into a real business, and we left our day jobs shortly after. She hasn't missed a show in over three years.
Ricky Montijo is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Montijo plays an eclectic mix of soul, rock, Latin, blues, reggae, pop, and world music and is known for his vocals, guitar-playing skills, live performances, advanced looping, and philanthropy. He has released two studio albums, numerous singles, and has toured nationally.
Now venues are calling us to open for Los Lonely Boys, Jefferson Starship, Ozomatli, Robby Krieger, and artists that I love. It's truly a blessing.
We've toured all over California, Hawaii, completed the #RoadToTheRecords U.S. solo tour in May 2018 to Vegas, Chicago, Memphis, St. Louis, Denver and more.
I also have a passion for using my music to positively impact the world. I've got my eye on organizations who combat cancer, human trafficking, pollution, poverty, and toxins in our food supply.
I dedicated my 30-day Pacific Coast #RoadToTheRun tour to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and we plan to take on the globe in 2019!