As the haunting notes of the piano keys and the swell of Regina Spektor’s voice echoed throughout the Fillmore last week on November 17th, 2012, the crowd swayed below the stage. During her melancholy songs like “Blue Lips”, the whisper of the crowd was just barely audible as everyone followed the melody. Then the mood swiftly picked up to excitement as the singer-song writer played popular songs like “Better” and “Samson”. For the most part, the show flowed smoothly just like Regina’s voice. At one point, she introduced her opening act, her husband Jack Dishel, to preform “Only Son”, which they had written together. It was one of those endearing moments that makes us all love Regina!
Overall, it was a fantastic showcase of real talent that filled nearly all the seats. As opposed to listening to albums, hearing her live gives her vocals much more justice in range and substance. Furthermore, Regina is charming in her demeanor and soft speaking voice. I could see as her fingertips floated over the black and white keys that she was smiling peacefully involved in her own world of music.