It's the end of an era, but the beginning of a new one!
In 2004, one year after joining the Alan Parsons Live Project, I launched the first version of johnmontagna.com. This was before the social media explosion; YouTube and Twitter were still a year away, and Facebook had only just launched. Among my peers, I was "Future Boy" with my fancy website! I shared photos and audio clips, blogged about my experiences on the road (and at home in NYC), sent out email blasts, and generally enjoyed the ability to "maintain a presence" with an audience beyond the bandstand.
Fast forward 12 years, and the world is a much different place. We're all connected, all the time, thanks to multiple platforms that mostly co-exist and feed off of one another. To quote The Guess Who: seasons change, and so did I. And so it was time to re-boot johnmontagna.com for the times we're in now, versus a decade ago. I welcome you to the new version of the site, and I hope you enjoy what you find here. Check out the photos, listen to some music (and make a purchase if you're feeling generous), watch the videos, and keep up with where I'll be performing and when and with whom.
I'm as eager as ever to stay connected to you all as I enter this newest phase of my life and career. But as I look forward, I also am looking back on the 12 years since I first launched my "online presence" with a mixture of wonder and nostalgia. Is that really me in Tokyo with Denny Laine? Or in Atlantic City with Todd Rundgren? The "WTF With Marc Maron" theme song...that was ME?
Enjoy, and thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm.