Jesse Montoya is an acoustic finger style guitarist and singer songwriter from Jacksonville, FL.
Montoya plays many venues and events in Jacksonville including The Riverside Arts Market, Deep Search Records, Downtown Art Walk, Underbelly, The Cummer Museum, Burro Bar, Grape & Grain Exchange and more.
In 2013 Montoya had the great honor of playing with nationally famous acts Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion. She was also among the top ten vote gatherers in the “Music” category for One Spark 2014, The Worlds Crowd Funding Festival.
Most recently Jesse Montoya was named “Florida’s Solo Artist of the Year- 2015” by Bridging the Music Productions. She was also Featured in a Folio Weekly Article August, 2015, and in north Florida’s arts and business magazine, Arbus January 2016
Her music is a mix of folk, country, blues and is inspired by artists Paul Simon, Mississippi John Hurt, Etta James, Ry Cooder and Patsy Cline. Montoya’s performance has been described as engaging, upbeat and heartfelt.
“With a background in art, music and photography, Montoya creates a relaxing atmosphere…”
– Folio Weekly 2013