Jazz, R&B, Blues & Gospel. Vocalist Francine Reed can't remember a time when she didn't sing. In her youth, the Chicago-born, Phoenix-raised song stylist sang in church and in grammar school. She began singing professionally with her family when she was five and continued into her teens. She kept her singing career an avocation until 1985, when some friends introduced her to Lyle Lovett who was interested in finding a female vocalist for his new band. She toured for 10 years as a member of Lovett’s Large Band. While her association with Lovett continues, she has embarked on the kind of solo career she always wanted when working the day jobs to support her family. Touring tonight with Seth Warner and a remarkably talent group of Maine musicians. We are thrilled to welcome Francine and her band back to the stage.