Regina Spektor - in studio

Regina Spektor
Regina Spektor (MPR Photo)

Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor moved to the United States as a kid in 1989; her Jewish family left the Soviet Union to make a home in the less anti-Semitic New York City.

She hunkered down there and only left the tri-state area as an adult to tour with the Strokes.

Despite those tour mates, her piano-driven music has more in common with Tori Amos than garage rock.

Songs performed: "Fidelity," "Better," and "Samson."

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