New York’s Regina Spektor has really developed into an incredible musician and has been gaining attention with her new album, “Begin To Hope”. The songs contained within have a great deal of passionate and intimate stories and is easily one of the best albums of the year. She quickly sold out 2 shows at the very large Town Hall and I got lucky with front row tickets. Despite having most of my view blocked by her piano, it didn’t take away from the incredible performance she gave us. Her first few songs were done solo and focused on her older songs. Her band then came out and helped her songs reach a fuller sound. She played a range of new and old songs and people sang along to their favorites. She played one of my favorites “That Time” on solo guitar and a dramatic rendition of “Better”. This petite girl has so much energy in her seemingly unpolished songs but her untamed voice brings it all together. An incredible performance and highly recommend seeing her live.