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Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Francesco Lucarelli is a singer-songwriter who is carefully balanced between the mellow sound of acoustic ballads and the raw side of scorching rockers. Since his debut on the historic stage of Folkstudio in Rome, he began paying his dues and honing his craft by playing both solo live sets and with various bands.

His efforts along the way have been rewarded with a couple of major milestones, including his gigs with Billy Talbot (the bass player with Neil Young & Crazy Horse) in California during November 1988, and March 1993 and again in Italy in November 2005, and his appearance on stage with Crosby Stills & Nash during their show in Rome in 1992, when he memorably shared vocal harmonies on "Teach Your Children."

Over the years he has played not only in Italy but also in England and Hungary, as well as California. He has opened for several Italian and international artists, including Neal Casal, Jimmy La Fave, Roberto Ciotti, Ben Vaughn, John Wesley Harding, Joe Henry and Eric Andersen.

In April 2011 he and his band opened for America on the prestigious stage of Auditorium Parco della Musica in Roma.

In 2007, his song "Echoes of War", selected by Neil Young for a special section of his website, was ranked #2 among the "Songs of the Times." That same year he performed at "Voci Che Chiamano", a special project to benefit Save The Children. The concert was recorded for a special limited release on DVD and CD. The video-clip of Francesco’s "Acqua e Memoria" is available here.

In September 2010, Route 61 Music released "Find The Light", Francesco’s new album of ballads, sung in English. Mixed in San Francisco by legendary producer Stephen Barncard (who mixed masterpieces like David Crosby’s "If I Could Only Remember My Name" and the Grateful Dead’s "American Beauty") the album was mastered in Nashville, TN.

Among the many guests, "Find The Light" features special contributions by two-time Rock 'n'Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Graham Nash, James Raymond and Jeff Pevar (David Crosby, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Rickie Lee Jones, Ray Charles), Kenny Passarelli (Stephen Stills, Joe Walsh and Elton John), Michele Anselmi (Francesco De Gregori).

In 2010, Lucarelli appeared also on two different compilations: "For You 2 – A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen", a double Springsteen tribute album released by Ermanno Labianca's Route 61 featuring many Italian artists (from Modena City Ramblers to Daniel Groff), and on "I Like It Better Here - Music From Home", a compilation of unreleased songs which brings together major artists like Jackson Browne, Crosby & Nash, Jack Tempchin (Eagles) along with a number of talented singer-songwriters such as Jeff Larson, Greg Copeland, Steve Noonan and Anthony Crawford.


Thursday Dec. 1st, 2011
live at Aurora, Arezzo

Friday Nov. 25th, 2011
guest on Radio Capital (h.12)

Friday Nov. 11th, 2011
live at L'Archivio 14, Roma

Saturday Apr. 23rd, 2011
live at Faenas, Roma

Sunday Apr. 17th, 2011
live at Auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma - opening for America

Saturday Apr. 16th, 2011
Interview on Radio Radio, Roma, Italy

Saturday Mar. 26th, 2011
live at Neil Young Day in Reggio Emilia

Wednesday Mar. 16th, 2011
live at Faenas, Roma

Friday Mar. 11th, 2011
"Find The Light" at Auditorium, Roma

Thursday Mar. 3rd, 2011
live at Crossroads, Osteria Nuova

Friday Feb. 25th, 2011
"Find The Light" review on Folk World (Germany)

Tuesday Feb. 21st, 2011
"Find The Light" review on Musik An Sich (Germany)

Friday Feb. 18th, 2011
"Find The Light" review on Heaven (Dutch magazine)

Saturday Feb. 12th, 2011
Interview on Radio Cernusco Stereo, Italy. Listen here!

Thursday Feb. 10th, 2011
Francesco Lucarelli and Liam Ó Maonlaí in the Hemifrån news

Wednesday Feb. 9th, 2011
"Mr. Sunshine" broadcast on Electric Boogie Show, Spain

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