Guitar Gene

About Gene

Guitar Gene, whose real name is Edward Eugene Reuscher was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He grew up mostly with his mother Doris and also his Grandparents Woodrow & Pauline. He didn't have a lot but had what he needed. At his Mother's house, he would sing along with, Little Richard, Jerry Lee lewis, The Platters, The Coasters, Elvis Presley and others, at quite a young age. He married his high school sweetheart and had a daughter, then divorced and married two more times and several girlfriends and six kids later, he got fixed. (Thank God!) He had worked in truck driving, warehouse & the cab Business. In 1993, he started KCI Limousine then sold it in late 1997 while playing and makin original music with his best friends Dave & Greg Pulliam in Branson, Mo. Early 98 he moved to Branson, MO to do a one-man band, which he recorded 90 songs on a mini disc recorder (all the instruments himself).

He'd never been in a recording studio before, so him and his drummer went in Dan Smith Recording Studios in KC and made his first CD in 14 hours on Sat & Sunday Afternoon, with one or two takes per song. He named the CD (Al & Kevin) after his deceased half brothers (Alferd & Kevin Crawford.) It sold out in three weeks, so he started making them himself on the computer. His limo passengers told him your in the wrong business with music like that! He didnt think songs about his old Girlfriends would do so good. He Says he's going to do his second Cd in Spring of 2012. This time, one about life itself and some songs left over from the first CD.

He still lives in KC and is still doing music. He named his new three piece band (Guitar Gene & the V-Twin Blues Rockers) after the Harley Davidson V-Twin Motor, because V-Twin means two. He finally got his Web Page ( so he could sell CD's and book his pro band for gigs all over. He will rock you with drivin blues and you'll have to get up and dance (even if you don't dance!) He still has his other half brother (James Pickett) in N.H. and a sister (Gail Chavez) in Alabama who push him to play. He promised Al & Kevin & his family to never stop playing music! He's gonna keep that promise!
10-16-2007 Gail Chavez, Sister

Introducing Guitar Gene


What are people saying about Guitar Gene?

"Guitar Gene is truly one of the hottest Blues Singers and Guitar Players out there Today. His Originals are just awesome!"
-Honey Newton,
Kansas City Star

Book Gene


I am Available for Clubs, Weddings, Shows, Fairs, Corporate, Parties or Whatever you need me for! 
Call to Reserve Guitar Gene for your event, whatever it may be!
All Reservations must be made a week in advance.
I can supply a nice JBL sound system and lights if needed. All gigs outside of Kansas City, will be charged 25% upfront, balance due after the show.
We will email or fax you a contract outlining the details of the show, such as breaks, drinks, ect. Call us At 816.739.0728



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Guitar Gene's First CD AL& Kevin, January 2000

  • I been played
  • I'm over you
  • I love you Judy Kay
  • I like your body baby
  • Dance with me baby
  • Rain drop blues
  • Crazy about my baby
  • Our wedding
  • This little thing we got
  • Please, come back to me

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