(photo by Mario Cortez)
Hello and thanks for checking out our website. Its been a long time coming. My name is Armando "Mondo" Cortez, I am the founder of the CHICAGO BLUES ANGELS band. CBA has played American Roots Music, Rock n Roll, Blues, Rockabilly, and a whole lotta soul since 1999.
I have shared the stage with such performers as Otis Rush, Junior Wells, Kid Ramos, Kim Wilson, Lynwood Slim, Jimmie Vaughan, Nick Moss, Rockin' Johnny, Nick Curran, and Willie Smith. My influences were Johnny Guitar Watson, Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, Freddie King, Earl Hooker, and Robert Lockwood.
Chuck Berry was my all-time favorite Guitar Hero. God bless the king!