August 31, 2016 • Martyrs', Chicago, IL
Someday they’ll make a movie of Regina Spektor’s life. Born to Jewish parents in anti-Semitic Soviet Russia. Fled to the U. S. during Perestroika at age 9. Grew up in the Bronx studying music with a noted pianist who taught her for free. Enjoyed singing whimsical songs that she made up for fun until one day she started playing along with them on her piano. Brought those tunes to the New York nightclub scene and found an audience. Signed a recording contract. Then her music started getting chosen to complement all sorts of TV shows and movies, most recently the theme song for Orange Is the New Black and singing the end credits for Kubo and the Two Strings.
Regina Spektor’s life is a great rags to riches story. With challenges to be met. Adversity to be overcome. And inspiration to offer.
Great Moments in Vinyl plays tribute to this singular artist. Because we know one thing for sure: when they do make a movie of Regina Spektor’s life, it’ll have a hell of a soundtrack!