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Boscoe France Documentary – Part 1 From Madisonville to the World!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0


Interview with local “Blues Legend” Boscoe France!

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Posted by Chuck Gee - November 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

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SRV..I wasn’t a fan but much props to your playing and inpsiring many people, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0


“The House is Rockin”

But, after Eric Clapton finished his set, at 11:55 pm – to ear-deafening applause – he introduced “the best guitar players in the entire world.” One by one, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, and Jimmie Vaughan all strolled on stage with their Fender Stratocasters for an encore jam to Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago”, a fitting tune as all of the musicians were home-ridden to “Windy City”. After 20 minutes, they finished off the tune, the lights went up, and the musicians strolled off stage. Stevie Ray Vaughan was last off stage, giving one final good-bye before he disappeared into the darkness of backstage.

Thinking ahead, tour manager Skip Rickert had reserved helicopters from Omni Flights to bypass congested highway traffic after the concert. The helicopters chosen were Bell 260B Jet Rangers, which were enough for five people to be seated, including the pilot. Seats were reserved on the third Bell 260B Jet Ranger for Stevie, Jimmie and his wife, Connie. However, a miscommunication between Stevie’s and Eric Clapton’s management happened, as three members of Clapton’s staff – Clapton’s Hollywood agent Bobby Brooks, body guard Nigel Browne and assistant tour manager Colin Smythe – took three seats on the helo.

Leaving only one seat on the helicopter, and with SRV being anxious to get back to Chicago, he asked his brother, Jimmie, if he could take the last seat on the third helicopter. Since he didn’t want to be separated from his wife, Jimmie told him that was fine – the couple would just catch the next helo flight to Chicago’s Midway Airport.

In the dense fog and pitch-black night – later described by a corporate pilot who attended the concert to NTSB officials as having a vertical visibility being good and horizontal visibility variable, though at most times more than a mile – the helicopters were clear for lift off at 12:40 that morning.

Greg Rzab, a member of the Buddy Guy blues band who was on one of the four helicopters, said that the fog, and condensation sticking to the helo’s exterior, were thick on takeoff. “We kept wiping the glass bubble on the copter … and after we got up 10 feet, it fogged up again and we couldn’t see,” Rzab said. “I turned to Buddy and said, ‘This is really bad,’ and Buddy just looked at me and said, ‘I hope they know where they’re going.’ ” Just past the lift-off zone was a 300-foot hill.

Posted by Chuck Gee - August 27, 2012 at 4:18 PM

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Interview with local “Blues Legend” Boscoe France!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

boscoeA couple of weeks ago I was doing what I normally do around lunch time. I was checking out WKTG’s “Out to Lunch” with the our local radio celebrity Pat BallardPat is a great supporter of the music scene and showcases the local talent, plus he plays some kick ass old school metal that I cut my young guitar playing teeth on back in the day.. On this particular day he had Boscoe France on and they were discussing the “blues”. Though I am not really a fan of the “blues” unless the scales are played faster and through distortion pedals and Marshall amps, I found this interview Pat did with Boscoe very interesting and informative at the same time. So I called Pat up said hello to the guys and Pat threw on some Maiden for me and I enjoyed the rest of the show as I always do. A few days later I hit Boscoe up on Facebook and the rest “as they say” is history! Check out Boscoe’s interview below. Click on his name and it will take you to his Facebook page!



boscoe1. Welcome to Kick Acts Boscoe. Tell us a little about yourself and were you can be found at on the web.

My name is Boscoe France.I am from Kentucky and have been playing guitar for 32 years.I am 35.I have toured nationally with national acts and also played locally in bars from age 12.I have Facebook and reverbnation pages.
2. Who are your musical heroes, influences & why?

My musical heroes are a short list.Duke Madison was my uncle he played music at all our family functions.He was the first guitarist/singer I reckon I ever saw.He would always let me hang out and play.Once my folks saw I was totally hooked My folks got me a guitar.My Daddy bartered with a friend for a guitar and that was that.I listened to my moms kiss,Beatles,and skynyrd.I love Duane Allman, Freddie King, and Elmore James.When I was around four or five I saw the blues brothers movie and found soul music.
3. Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in playing music? Any pitfalls they should avoid?

Advice from me is practice your instrument.Be good at it.Then go out and play.I would also advice that you should take the music seriously and not be shitfaced.I had my bout with drugs and alcohol and I am happy to say I came out the other side fairly unharmed.I can say that club owners like dealing with professional people.I have been blessed to play a lot of shows and for that reason I think of every show as special.Maybe I met this friend at this gig Read more…

Posted by Chuck Gee - June 12, 2012 at 9:40 AM

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Interview with Ken Tucker of the “Ken Tucker” Band, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0


  1. Welcome to Kick Acts Ken Tucker. Tell us a little about yourself and your band and were you can be with found at on the web.


I’m originally from Sullivan, Indiana. I’m married and have three children and a grandchild.  After high school, I attended Indiana State University where I earned a degree in Art Education. But that wasn’t enough, so I decided to become a professional wrestler. I eventually reached 650 pounds, and I toured around the country in one developmental league or another. Eventually, I realized I was feeling the Blues – actually the Black and Blue marks all over my body. Read more…

Posted by Chuck Gee - April 20, 2012 at 7:00 AM

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