Joey Gilmore is an electric blues guitarist and singer from Ocala. He developed an interest in music at a young age when he would visit a barbershop to watch the barber play guitar. He learned from watching and over the years became a master guitar player in his own right. In the 1960s Gilmore gained popularity in South Florida accompanying touring musicians, and he joined some of them on the road. Over the years he has performed with stars such as James Brown, Etta James, Bobby Bland, Little Milton, Johnny Taylor and numerous others.