Born and raised in Alabama, Lamont Landers grew up absorbing the soulful sounds of the South that surrounded him. At the age of 14, he taught himself how to play guitar, and, at the age of 19, began singing. He spent years quietly honing his talents behind his bedroom doors, listening to records by Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Sly & The Family Stone, and Ray Charles on repeat. At the age of 22, a candid video recorded by his sister of Lamont performing the Ray Charles’ classic “Hit the Road Jack” went viral on YouTube and garnered over 400,000 views overnight. In the summer of 2023, history repeated itself with similar enthusiastic fan response propelling five Lamont Landers TikTok videos to over 1,000,000 views each. A feature on the Bobby Bones nationally syndicated radio show and shoutouts from music tastemakers ranging from Snoop Dogg to Questlove soon followed. No longer a secret of North Alabama, Lamont will be touring throughout North America in 2024.
Steph Lippert is a Milwaukee pianist, trombonist, singer-songwriter, and music educator. She moved here in 2010 to pursue studies in Collaborative Piano and Trombone performance. Since 2010, she has worked actively as an accompanist for local churches, schools, and instrumentalists. In addition, she enjoys teaching privately, djing under the name Gramma Matrix, and serves on the board of the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee. Other local bands you may see her perform with include The Brew City Big Band, L’Resorts, Lady Cannon, Ruth B8r Ginsburg, and her own band which she started in March of 2021, The Steph Lippert Project.