Filmed at Teatro ZinZanni Seattle on November 7, 2011.
Originally from Illinois, Francine has toured worldwide appearing with greats including Miles Davis, Stanley Jordan, Smokey Robinson, Etta James and the Crusaders. Since 1985 she has toured with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. Ms. Reed has also appeared on recordings by Delbert McClinton, Willie Nelson and Roy Orbison. In the 1990s, Francine released her first solo album, I Want You to Love Me and received the W.C. Handy Artist of the Year and Song of the Year nominations. (The W. C. Handy awards were re-named the Blues Music Awards in 2006). Reed was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 1997. She currently resides in Georgia.
Reed is perhaps best known for her performances of the classic blues song "Wild Women (Don't Get the Blues)," written in 1924 by Ida Cox. A recording of this song appears on Reed's albums, I Want You to Love Me, I Got a Right!...to Some of My Best,, and Blues Collection; as well as on Ichiban Record Wild Women Do Get the Blues and Lyle Lovett's Live in Texas.