Francesca Blanchard Shares Cover of "Streets of Philadelphia"

Based out in Burlington, Vermont, French-American songwriter Francesca Blanchard released her debut full-length Dexu Visions in 2015 to critical acclaim.  Also on her resume includes supporting tours with Lucy Dacus, JOSEPH, and Suzanne Vega among others.  Creating melodic indie-pop that is bursting with vulnerability, fans of Blanchard have become captivated and utterly enchanted.

Blanchard has shared a stunning cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia.” Over gently thumping percussion, she lets Springsteen’s poignant lyrics dance with vibrant grace, flush with the naturally vintage tone of her voice. Francesca is at home in a precious space between emotion and play, and here, she finds a way to honor the classic’s sentimental weight while lifting it into infectious, indie-pop freshness.  Of her choice to cover “Streets of Philadelphia,” Francesca said “Bruce has a way of subtly capturing the darkest corners of the human condition. This song is poignant storytelling, with no bells or whistles. It’s a beckoning call that screams “You Are Not Alone.” I remember first hearing the chorus and feeling shaken; how could this songwriter make “Nah Nahs” sound like a rescue mission? Singing it and listening to it feels healing.”

Alongside the song, Francesca announced a run of tour dates down the East Coast, including support for Liz Cooper & The Stampede and key stops in New York City, Philadelphia, Montreal and more. The full list is detailed below:

12/31 | Burlington VT @ ArtsRiot*
2/5 | New York NY @ Rockwood Stage 1
2/6 | Philadelphia PA @ Dawson Street Pub
2/7 | Middletown CT @ MAC 650
2/12 | Burlington VT @ Light Club Lamp Shop
2/14 | Montreal QC @ Casa Del Popolo
2/19 | New York NY @ Rockwood Stage 3
2/20 | Northampton MA @ The Parlor Room
2/21 | Portsmouth NH @ The Press Room
2/22 | Portland ME @ Sun Tiki Studios
*supporting Liz Cooper & The Stampede