Live In California 2006 Ep (EP)
Released: Feb 2007
Label: Sire/Warner Bros.
Regina Spektor's Begin to Hope scored big on Rhapsody's Best of 2006 poll, and the rest of the world is quickly catching on to this prodigiously talented spitfire. This EP captures Spektor in concert, where she comes on like a tornado swirling out elements of Emiliana Torrini, Nellie McKay, Cat Power, Blossom Dearie and Patti Smith. Influences and contemporaries aside, Spektor's her own performer, and she has her devoted audience eating out of her hand. She's got one heckuva career in front of her.