W. James Pilcher
Arkansas, United States
Blues / Rock
The four band members have grown up together and played music since the age of 13. "We all come from musical backgrounds."
James was an "American Kid". He started traveling with this group at the age of 15. Jerry, Will, and John all were jamming with family members during the teen years learning so much about each member's instrument. All four guys have had a love and appreciation for music since childhood.
However in February 2002, 100 Proof was named. The band, like most, started in the garages. "We were playing covers by many of our influences including: David Allen Coe, Sublime, Stevie Rae Vaughn, Tool, Bob Marley, BB King, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and so may more."
Over the years, we have progressively come up with our own style of music. From Blues to Rock to Reggae, a person can feel and hear the influences in all of our originals. That's the thing that sets 100 Proof apart from most bands: the diversity in genres of music performed, written, and recorded.
Now, the word has gotten out. 100 Proof has fans all over Northwest Arkansas. The band plays 2-4 shows per week in this area including private parties and venues such as Ice House, DeJa Vu, Jerzees, Hog Heaven, RFM.....