My great friend, Boscoe France, won the Grand Finals of the Guitar Center Battle of the Blues competition in Hollywood, California. Here’s a video of Boscoe performing at the event. Make sure to check out the info below, as well.
The week before he was set to perform in Los Angeles at the finals, Boscoe and bassist John Gillespie came in studio to discuss the competition, as well as The Boscoe France Band, and the state of Blues music in and around Evansville, Indiana.
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Boscoe first picked up a guitar at the age of three. He was influenced by men like Freddie King, Duane Allman, and Elmore James; but none of them had the impact on his playing and life that his uncle, Duke Madison, did. Boscoe fronted Madisonville, Kentucky’s Library Trio, and the band still picks up a gig together now and then; but the other members of the band have ratcheted back the amount of playing out they’re currently undertaking, leaving Boscoe to put together a second band to fulfill his high demand for playing live.
The Boscoe France Band is a trio made up of Boscoe, John Gillespie, and drummer Jimmy Dan Cummings. The band is playing regularly, breaking into new markets, and writing music with the goal of recording the songs for a debut album. Boscoe’s mantra has been “God is good,” and he is absolutely right. Gig info and more are available on Boscoe’s Facebook.