Mary Frances Kitchens is a 16-year-old sophomore at North Springs High School in the dual magnet program. Mary Frances got her first acoustic guitar when she was 3 years old, but really started taking lessons and playing when she received her first electric guitar at age 7. After a couple of years, she joined some other local kids in the band Already Taken, and that is when she began writing songs. Already Taken performed their original songs all around Georgia, and even opened for the B-52’s at the Fox Theater when Mary Frances was just 12 years old. Two years ago the band reorganized under the name Array, and they continue to play together to this day. Mary Frances also began branching out with some of her own songs and started performing solo. She has recently played at the Blue Bird Café in Nashville and the Red Clay Theater in Duluth.