KEVIN ”FRENCHIE” SCIOU I EP. #7 of Jackin‘ Around w/ JACK INGRAM
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The Jackin’ Around PODCAST, presented by Lone Star Dry Goods, is hosted by a 2-time Academy of Country Music awarding-winner and host of the nationally syndicated TV show Texas Music Scene, Jack Ingram.  Join Jack weekly as he welcomes your favorite music, sports, and entertainment personalities on YouTube and your favorite audio platforms.  Visit www.JackinAroundPODCAST.com to access the most up-to-date podcast information and audio, social media & YouTube links, including links to access all past episodes plus more.  

✅ JACK INGRAM (Host Bio & Links)

Jack Ingram’s (https://jackingram.net/) music career spans over four decades and includes 18 records, 6 top #20 singles, including a #1 hit, on the Country Billboard charts.  Most recently, in May of 2001, Jack, alongside fellow singer/songwriters Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall, released The Marfa Tapes.  According to Lambert, The Marfa Tapes stems from a fruitful songwriting partnership that has already resulted in the 2018 ACM Song of the Year “Tin Man” (Ingram / Lambert / Randall). Additionally, Jack is no stranger to the airwaves as a TV host of the Texas Music Scene, a half-hour weekly program that airs in over 70 U.S markets and has won 22 Telly awards and 2 People’s Choice awards.  In 2013, Jack teamed up with actor Matthew McConaughey and football coach Mack Brown to create an annual multi-day fundraiser, golf tournament, & concert, MJM. Since its inception, MJM has raised nearly $20 million for children’s charities.

✅ FRENCHIE SCIOU (Guest Bio & Links) “On a Sunday morning in July 2001, a 20-year-old Kevin “Frenchie” Sciou was sleeping on the couch in the living room of an Arizona home when he was awakened by Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter singing “Storms Never Last.” Not on the record, in the flesh, just a few feet away, with Jessi on the grand piano!

Frenchie’s then-frontman Shooter Jennings parents were gently stirring awake a house full of late-night partiers, and then Jessi made breakfast for their guests. “It was surreal,” recalls Frenchie, who describes posing for a photo while sitting on Buddy Holly’s 1958 Ariel Cyclone motorcycle – a gift to Waylon from the Crickets on his 40th birthday. “Just two months earlier, I had been in L.A. with a backpack and $200, answering ads for ‘guitar player wanted.’”

After a late-night jam session in L.A., Frenchie was approached by Shooter’s drummer Lex Lipsitz, a native of Waco, Texas. Their hard-rock band Stargunn needed a guitarist just like him, Lex told him, so Frenchie went down to their rehearsal space at the corner of Hollywood and Vine to audition on the spot. “After about 15 minutes, Shooter asked me where I lived and I told him it was at a youth hostel a few blocks away. He said, ‘Nah, you’re living with us at the band house from now on’ and they took me down to get my stuff.”

✅ LONE STAR DRY GOODS (podcast partner info & links)

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✅ CONTACT INFO

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