Blues Guitarist Coco Montoya in Concert at Jergel’s; Pens vs. Caps in Game 4 (Wed., 5/3/17)

1) Blues guitarist/vocalist Coco Montoya first started out as a drummer with a secondary love for the guitar. He played drums for guitar legend and “master of the Telecaster” Albert Collins for over five years and worked on his guitar skills with Collins mentoring him. He became so skilled that John Mayall asked him to join his reformed Bluesbreakers band in the early ’80s, staying for 10 years. Since then, he has enjoyed a successful solo career with 10 albums released. Montoya plays his scorching riffs as a southpaw. He has returned home to Alligator Records for his latest album, 2017’s Hard Truth. 8 p.m. Jergel’s, 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale. 

2) The Pens continue in the second round of the playoffs tonight with their second home game of the series against the Washington Capitals. At press time they are up 2-0. Hopefully the Pens will wrap the series up quickly. 7:30 p.m. PPG Paints Arena, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.