WHEN: Friday, February 12th , 2 Shows: 8pm & 9:30pm
The French-American singer-songwriter performs artfully crafted songs that blend the emotional intimacy of Norah Jones and Eva Cassidy with the French chic of Françoise Hardy and Carla Bruni.
“Best Vocalist of 2015. A profound, mature talent. She may be young, but she has an old soul.” - Seven Days
23-year-old singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard was born and raised in France and moved to Vermont when she was 10. Her intimate original songs, performed in French and English, reflect on her life journeys, both physical and emotional. Francesca's 2015 debut album deux visions has been hailed as one of the best records of the year.
"The most impressive album by a Vermont musician this year came from a singer-songwriter who segues seamlessly between songs in English and French. Deux visions is a stunner that reveals a young, mature musician with a bucket load of potential.” Burlington Free Press
“Deux visions shines on the strength of Blanchard’s accomplished compositions, tasteful guitar work and gorgeous vocals. A seamless mix of folk, jazz and roots-rock with some French chanson thrown in for good measure. The most ambitious and impressive debut album to come out of Vermont since Grace Potter.” The Times Argus
"Colored by her love of folk, rock, jazz, French chanson, soul, world music and pop, Ms. Blanchard takes deux visions beyond the standard spare singer-songwriter route by encompassing one genre into another and folding one influence into another.” World Music Central
“Singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard sounds like a throwback to the old days of folk singers that came from Laurel Canyon in the 70s. This album has her singing in English and French, with acoustic and electric guitar, with a voice that has a hint of early Joni Mitchell and a feel of Neil Young.” - Jazz Weekly