Lamont Gillispie and One Hundred Proof Blues
Though they have yet to record an album professionally, Lamont Gillispie and One Hundred Proof Blues is a well-seasoned blues outfit. They have performed their signature tune, Everythings Gonna Be Alright, while warming up for such greats as Etta James, George Thorogood, and Anson and the Rockets with Sam Myers.
Lamont Gillispie, the son of a coal miner, was born in 1953 in Louisville. He spent his early years shuttling between Louisville and a small town in Eastern Kentucky called Greasy Creek. He made his stage debut as a musician on the South Side of Chicago, playing harmonica for Lefty Dizz and the Chicago Hounds.
Mark Stein, on lead guitar and vocals, is a native of Costa Mesa, CA who moved to Louisville as a teenager. A devoted bluesman, he is one of the best in the state of Kentucky at his craft.
Byron Davies, who plays bass guitar and sings, technically was born in Dallas, TX. But he would say that he was born in the blues.
Last but surely not least, drummer Andy Brown hails from Duluth, MN and is one Yankee who knows how to lay down a real blues shuffle.
When Lamont and the guys are not on the road, you can usually see them on Saturday nights at Churchill Blues Bar on Louisvilles own south side.