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Arts & Culture
Thu November 29, 2012
Rebecca Rego: Songwriting as "Spontaneous Combustion"
We’ve had our share of musicially talented people through the Lake Effect studio over the years – and some musically talented people who have actually worked here. In the Lake Effect bungalow, our own Trapper Schoepp and his band just finished a tour with the Wallflowers. Down the hall, Jason Mohr does vocals and guitars with Juniper Tar, and Tom May plays brass in the band Take Solace.
Our next guest, though, is a Milwaukee Public Radio alum, making a go of it in the music business. Wisconsin native Rebecca Rego was a UWM student when she stuffed envelopes as a membership intern years ago. She moved to Chicago to pursue music, though, and her career has included opening for musicians ranging from John Hiatt to Ha Ha Tonka. It also included a concert earlier this fall – and a stop in the Lake Effect studio, where she played three songs, including the one that opens our segment, "Mexico."