Regina Basin has had music flowing in her veins ever since she was a child. Growing up in a small New England town with her jazz musician father and her mother cranking up the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s hits on the radio, Basin learned how jazz and its offshoots (blues, R&B, funk, soul, pop) formed the ultimate foundation for the music she ultimately grew up to write and perform.
It wasn’t until college where Basin started to learn the guitar, perform at open mics, and write her own songs. Winning “Best Musician” at a University of Connecticut open mic night inspired her to focus on writing and creating her own music. But, as it so often does, reality hit: Basin graduated college, started her career as a hydrogeologist, and her music was put on hold.
After a 5 year hiatus, Regina walked into a bar at an unexpected open jam session in Clemson, South Carolina and started playing again. After she was asked to play at a local brewery, she not only rediscovered her love of music, but gained a loving community of musicians in the UpState, and ultimately found her musical voice again. With the help of her friends at New Time Travelers Studio, Regina Basin released an EP in July 2017 called “Right Where I’m Supposed to Be” (currently on BandCamp). The EP is a collection of four songs which feature a mix of funk, blues, bossa nova, and folk.