Bio

“It’s blues, just heavier”

That’s how the Kentucky slide guitar wizard describes his sound.

Boscoe France’s authentic musical style is an awe-inspiring alchemy of blues, rock and little bit of down-home soul. In what is sure to be an unforgettable performance, Boscoe’s indescribable slide guitar skills are well matched with his “rock your socks off” style of Blues. Yes…. literally…. this Kentucky firebrand stands barefoot on stage, playing with the skill and talent of a master musician fused with the intensity of a bare knuckled brawler.

Since picking up his Uncle Duke’s guitar at the age of three, Boscoe has forged a truly unique sound. In his years of experience, he has been blessed to share the stage and open for remarkable musicians such as: BB King, Paul Reed Smith, Sonny Landreth, Keb Mo, Emil Werstler, Johnny Neel, and Jimmy Wallace, to name a few. Boscoe currently performs at music festivals and PRS guitar clinics across the country. His joys are playing music, traveling to festivals with his family, and living the good life in Western Kentucky.


2006

In 2006 the western Kentucky native returned to Madisonville to take a break from touring and focus on family and his own band.


2009

In 2009 The Boscoe France Band was born. The band was an opportunity for the guitarist to do all the vocals. What resulted was a power-trio.


2012

In 2012 Boscoe took top prize in the National Guitar Center King Of The Blues Challenge. Later that same year he recorded an E.P. with Grammy award winning producer Pete Anderson.


2013

2013 would provide the thrill of a lifetime when Boscoe received The King’s approval when he was asked to open for and later be called out on the stage by Mr. B.B. King. It would also the first year The Boscoe France band would be semi-finalist in The International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. An accomplishment they would repeat in 2014.


2015

2015 Shoeless Blues: The Journey of Boscoe France appeared nationally on PBS and is still airing around the country.


Today

Today, Boscoe is playing festivals across the United States, writing a new album, as well as being a featured Artist and Clinician for PRS Guitars.