Andy Montanez | PRC Festival 2018

By Juan Morales

Andy Montanez | PRC Festival 2018

Andy Montanez El Godfather de La Salsa will be performing at PRC Festival 2018

Andy Montañez is one of the most important and well-collected Salsa artists to emerge out of Puerto Rico.  He was born in Trastalleres, a suburb in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has been performing for over 50 years.

In the early 60's, Andy, commonly known as, “The Godfather of Salsa” started to gain international renowned attention with his acclaimed band, "El Combo de Puerto Rico".

‘Un Verano en Nueva York’, ‘Vagabundo’, ‘El Barbero Loco’, ‘Las Hojas Blancas’, are among the group’s most famous songs.

In 1997 Andy took over the popular band ‘Dimensión Latina’, shortly after the former lead singer Oscar D’Leon retired. The Godfather stayed there for a little over a year.

Andy took center stage in the band,  ‘Puerto Rico All-Stars’ playing iconic songs such as, ‘Payaso’, ‘Casi Te Envidio’, ‘Ella’ and ‘Genio y Figura’. In 2006, Andy Montañez took the price for Best Traditional Tropical Album together with Pablo Milanés at the Latin Grammy’s.

He’s still performing across the U.S. and Latin America and will be performing this Saturday, October 27th at the upcoming PRC Festival 2018.

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