Paso Robles, California, United States

for the press

the real Story

Now venues are calling us to open for War, Los Lonely Boys, Jefferson Starship, Ozomatli, Robby Krieger, and artists that I love. It's truly a blessing.

We've toured all over California, Oregon, Washington, 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 2020!

‚ÄčHe'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, mastery of the guitar, lively performances, advanced looping, and percussion breakdowns. He has released two studio albums, numerous singles, and has toured nationally. Ricky has shared stages with War, Jefferson Starship, Little River Band, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, Coco Montoya, Robby Krieger, and other internationally and nationally touring headliners.

Ricky Montijo's self-titled EP is an authentic, edgy combination of many styles, all balanced with smoking guitar and gritty, soulful vocals. Ricky played every instrument on this album with the exception of the main drum track. Ranging from party songs about love to dark, searing, painful explorations, it's a true blend of his unique style and taste in music.

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