1st Christian Blues Night to Feature Boscoe France
By WestKyStar Staff
MAYFIELD, KY - Daniel “Boscoe” France, the 2012 nationwide King of the Battle of the Blues, will be the featured artist on Thursday, Feb. 14, at First Christian Church’s Blues Night.
The worship service and free concert will include a love offering to benefit The Lighthouse Ministries of Mayfield, a shelter for women and children who are homeless or victims of domestic abuse.
“This is a rare opportunity for people from this area to hear one of best blues singers and guitarists today,” said Rev. Randy Cook, Senior Minister of FCC. “This guy and his band are incredible and we are so fortunate in that he heard about our Blues Nights from friends and contacted us and offered to play and sing here. We are so excited and blessed by this opportunity which we hope will greatly benefit the Christian work of The Lighthouse.”
Last year France won the national 2012 King of the Blues competition at the Memphis Blues Festival outplaying more than 4,000 guitarists.
France, who hails from Madisonville, KY, has only recently ventured into the gospel field. He hails from a very musically-inclined family. At age three he was given his first guitar and by age six had graduated to playing a Gibson Flying V.
He founded his current band in 2001 and they play throughout the U.S.
France is described as a homegrown, self-taught talent and a family man. He is so shy on stage he often plays with his eyes shut. “It’s just me and my guitar, that’s what I feel,” he says.
Doors will open at 5:30 pm with the FCC Pearl House Band playing followed by France and his band at 6 pm. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. In case the event is cancelled due to weather, it will be held Feb. 28.
For more information, call the church office at 270-247-2204.