Up Close & Personal with Francesca Battistelli

Francesca Battistelli played back to back concerts at the California Mid-State Fair on Sunday, July 25.  At 6 1/2 months pregnant, Francesca exhibited great lung power.  Though she set aside her guitar for the final trimester, she treated us to her current single, Beautiful, Beautiful on keyboard.

It was the coldest Mid-State Fair Christian Music Night that we can remember--K-LIFE hoodies were in demand.  It was a joy to welcome backstage, Hardy Estes and his family as the winner of the K-LIFE Meet & Greet.  Francesca and husband (drummer) Matthew Goodwin, had plenty of stroller shopping questions for the Estes who gave birth to Judah just a few months ago.  

In celebration of K-LIFE's 15th birthday, listeners had an opportunity to enter to win a 15 CD brick at each concert!

  • Francesca, Hardy & family (Meet & Greet winner)
  • Noonie & Francesca
  • Chris (L) & Matt tossing K-LIFE hoodies
  • Francesca in sunny concert #1
  • Francesca bundled in concert #2
  • Francesca's band including husband Matt on drums
  • Francesca singing Beautiful, Beautiful
  • K-LIFE listeners trying to win a 15 CD Brick
  • K-LIFE Staff gal Erin & husband Jon--warm in hoodies