Related Information for Francesca Beghe BiographyFrancesca Beghe was born and raised in New York City where she grew up studying classical piano and sang in the church choir. In her teens she found her true calling while learning to sing and play the songs of Aretha Franklin, Odetta, Betty Carter and Bonnie Raitt. One of her first gigs was the front room of Hoboken’s legendary Maxwell’s playing the piano and singing Mose Allison songs. “I would mix those up with Stevie Wonder tunes, Tom Petty’s “Refugee,” Aerosmith.. read more