Montgomery Delaney
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Montgomery Delaney

Katonah, New York, United States

Katonah, New York, United States
Band Folk Adult Contemporary


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"Montgomery Delaney"

"An outstanding songwriter...carefully crafted lyrics...powerful vocals" - Dirty Linen Magazine

"Best Singer Songwriter"

"Catch him wherever you can around the County...he is simply one of the best unsigned artists will leave asking "why isn't this guy famous?" - Westchester Weekly

"Diamond In The Rough"

"A big man who is larger than life, singing songs that are bigger than him" - Acoustic Review

"Dear Monty"

Dear Monty,
I just finished listening to "Changing Shoes" and have come to the conclusion that you are one of the very best "unsung" singers and songwriters making records today. Many songs touched me in a profound way. As always, there is an openness and honesty in your most personal songs, especially “Ensename”, “Feel This Way” and “Faith In Love.” I loved the whimsical in “From This Window” which opens your recording and the lighthearted wordplay in “Cartoon Song” and Boxing Match.”

You have always been very supportive of my songwriting, but you my friend, deserve all the accolades and successes now. The torch has officially been passed. Please keep singing your songs and making your beautiful magical music. Congratulations on a superb recording.

Rex Fowler/Aztec Two-Step - Rex Fowler of Aztec Two Step

"Montgomery Delaney-Changing Shoes"

Montgomery Delaney -- Changing Shoes:

Montgomery Delaney brings his high, soaring Irish tenor to a series of poignant vignettes about love lost and life's redemption. The musicianship and production is superb on this collection of folk/pop songs. - Acoustic Live!


Congratulations to the winner of our 2005 open mic finals! - The Towne Crier

"Around Town Last Night"

"....this is what I love about Boston, it is a place where you can sometimes get to hear a songwriter like Montgomery Delaney....with the audience in the palm of his big hand he sang his way through an absolutely magical 90 minutes....if you haven't heard his music yet, you should" - The Boston Globe


"23809" Nightstick Records c 1993
"Walking In The Light" c 1997
"Changing Shoes" c 2006
My songs have also been featured on several compilations, in the Fast Folk Musical Revue and the Oasis receording Sampler. Two of my songs are part of the National Archive at the Smithsonian Institution.



My story begins in a park in the Bronx, NY in 1973. My dear friend gives me his copy of the "Sweet Baby James" album. I never give it back. I learn to sing each song accapella. I join the Marines and find myself walking down a street in Copenhagen, Denmark. There is a guitar in a window. I go in and buy it. I bring it back on the ship and start to make noise with it. The other Marines threaten me because of this noise. The guitar stands in a corner until another Marine named Frank David Scott picks it up and plays it. I ask him to teach me what he knows. That was 25 years, a few million miles, a marriage and a divorce, 3 great kids, 8 years riding in a patrol car in the South Bronx, a bunch of jury trials, a few thousand stages and over 300 songs ago.

What sets me apart is the quality and thought that I put into my lyrics, my passion, which comes from deep within me, is expressed by my voice and my ability to entertain any audience, anywhere at anytime. It is my goal to bring them on a journey through the whole gamut of human emotion in an hour and fifteen minutes. They will laugh, they will cry, they will think, they will be gratified, they will be pissed off and they will be satisfied when they leave. I want to do this in every performance. To make that connection with the audience whether or not I am singing for 10 people or 10 thousand.

Oh, and one other thing, the friend who gave me the JT album, his name was Brendan Francis Perry. I lost him in 1989. He gave me so much more than he ever knew.