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LOCATION: Blue 5 - 312 Second Street
In August 2012, Daniel “Boscoe” France took top honors at Guitar Center's annual Battle of the Blues competition, outplaying more than 4,000 guitarists. The win earned France international attention in an article published in Guitar World, a studio session with Grammy-winning producer Pete Anderson and endorsements with top music manufacturers, including Gibson Guitars, Eganter Amplification, Ernie Ball, Roland and Shure Microphones, as well as a cash prize.
France founded his current band in 2011, though he’s been in the music scene since the ripe old age of 4. He was given his first guitar at age 3 and it seems the blues has taken him on a lifelong experience ever since. France is backed by drummer “Smilin’” Jimmy Cummings and by John “ best hair ever” Gillespie on bass. All three musicians bring the blues to life in every show they produce, and you won’t EVER see the same show twice.
With a catalogue of more than 100 tunes and the ability these cats have to feed off one another, it is entirely possible you will catch a full Hendrix set, if it happens to be, let’s say, Jimi’s birthday. Or you may get to ride along on a seven-minute exploration through time, picking up on some Robert Johnson, Allman Brothers and a little Willie Dixon.
France successfully marries his straight-up slide guitar skills with arrangements heavy in blues, always including an avant-garde performance where he mesmerizes his audience with an unconventional, guitar-playing fantasy.