Introducing Francesca Simone, Beyonce’s Bay Area-born guitarist

In 2005, Carlos Santana made a 10-year-old girl cry. Francesca Simone didn't know what was happening. She had been taken to his concert at the the HP Pavilion (now known as the SAP Center) by her parents for her birthday, and he kicked off the show with one of the long, sustained notes he's known for on his guitar. A surge of feelings started welling up inside of her, and, well...she cried. "At that point I had never touched a guitar, it was kind of like a calling," she says. Thirteen years later, she's performing to similar, if not bigger, [...]

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