Imagine a female singer-songwriter for The Strokes generation. Imagine Regina Spektor, who has not only opened for The Strokes but whose major label debut album, Soviet Kitsch, was co-produced by one of that band's producers (Gordon Raphael).

Born in Moscow and raised in the Bronx, this driven, complex and endearing new artist writes songs as if she were telling a story and her music has been likened more to the works of Russian authors Chekhov and Gogol than to contemporary songwriters. A New York club favorite since she made her recording debut with an independent CD in 2001, Regina has primarily been known as a piano star but has become quite the guitar heroine as well. That's right... when Regina's not playing her Baldwin piano, she has her Epiphone Alley Kat in hand!

And... you can win a guitar signed by Regina herself! All you have to do is vote for Regina at Yahoo's "Who's Next" contest over the next two weeks and then send in an email to telling them you voted. You will be automatically entered into the contest to win the guitar as well as a $100 gift certificate to, where you can get all kinds of great CDs including Regina's. Go to for more details!

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