Press & Reviews
“Singer Francesca Beghe once sang about the black granite memorial in Washington to the 58,000 Americans who died in the Vietnam War. Her words insinuate themselves here. “Once living, they were once breathing. Now they’re all just names on a wall.”
Except that the victims of this war don’t get a wall. No, they get only chyrons and newsprint — to go with smarmy platitudes of inaction, specious pieties worn smooth by repetition."
- Leonard Pitts Jr.
“Beghe’s one of those singers who could belt out her grocery list and get you to listen.”
- Chadwick Easton
MELODY MAKER MAGAZINE
“You can add Francesca Beghe Live to the list of the greatest live albums of all time. I have no qualms adding this 14-track gem to a list that includes Johnny Cash’s At Folsom Prison, Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive, Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged – any audiophile would be ecstatic to have this live album in their collection.”
- Jennifer Munoz
"Packed with 14 performances, these songs are rich with bluesy tones, melodic electric guitars and some simply acoustic, beautiful tracks. At the center of it all is an artist with a voice that can harmonize like an angel but still have the devilish, whiskey-laced rocker presence. Francesca Beghe Live is hands down one of 2022’s most brilliant releases."
- Garth Thomas
"Francesca Beghe is back at it and sounding better than ever with a full length album that showcases her true essence as a live stage performer... It's a thrill from start to finish."
- WE WRITE ABOUT MUSIC
"Wow! Francesca Beghe has it going on! Cultivating verve and balanced on swanky harmonics, Francesca Beghe Live hits the sweet spot."
- Randy Radic
"This is a live album that packs a wallop from its first track through the last…"
- Cleopatra Patel
BIG CELEBRITY BUZZ
“From the soulful opener “Enlightenment” to the dreamy middle track “Little One” and finally to the uplifting closer, “People Have the Power”, New York City’s Francesca Beghe delivers a knockout performance in her great comeback Francesca Beghe Live.”
- Colin Jordan
“…a musical gourmet…she has had time to appreciate and sing a little rock, jazz, soul, gospel, Latin-flavored pop, and her informed respect for all those genres is evident…the tunes are smartly written both lyrically and melodically. Beghe’s singing style is variously reminiscent of Carly Simon, Basia, Bonnie Raitt and best of all, nobody you ever heard of. She should be welcomed with open ears and arms, except perhaps by those record-store clerks who have to decide what bin to put her in.”
- Ralph Novack
“…the kind of stunning, poised debut they don’t make anymore…her tough, tender but no-nonsense style was influenced by the diversity she found in the Big Apple. “Just in my neighborhood we have Haitians and all kinds of Hispanics-Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans. I open my window and I’ve got Haitian music and salsa blasting all the time…one listen is enough to convince cynics that the lady is a find.”
- Leonard Pitts Jr.