Burlington-based singer-songwriter, Francesca Blanchard launches the 2019 Spruce Peak Folk Festival backed by her hand-picked band playing her newest material. In October 2017, Francesca’s single “Free” was featured prominently in a pivotal closing scene on the ABC TV series Grey’s Anatomy. In January 2018, Francesca released her single “Maria,” a song she wrote for a benefit concert to aid Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. A love song “from the point of view of an island, to a woman named Maria,” proceeds from the single were donated to hurricane relief efforts. Francesca is currently finishing the production of her second album.