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Rising Regina / Press

“If fun had a sound, it would be the American root rock music of Rising Regina and its songstress sisters Jessica and Kiki Young. You can’t help but just feel good when listening to these ladies’ bubbly voices set to the upbeat, catchy harmonies and percussive beats of such songs as “Train to Anywhere” and “The Devil’s Brew Polka.” A blend of rock, jazz, Celtic, bluegrass and folk is what makes this female-fronted band among Pittsburgh’s most versatile and interesting groups.”

“Rising Regina draws comparisons to Nickel Creek in the way it blends folk, bluegrass, pop and Celtic. (The band) called its debut album "Travel Lightly," but judging from the tight playing, divine sibling harmonies, clever songwriting and overall professionalism, this rootsy local group might be on its way to packing heavily -- for extended tours.”

“Rising Regina has a sound built from rich vocal harmonies, a funky rhythm section and driving mandolin and guitar. ‘Acoustic rock’ too often means tripping billies, but Rising Regina instead incorporates elements of Celtic, blues and country and ranges from upbeat jams to ballads. ”

“Two-sister-fronted acoustic quintet Rising Regina arrives on the scene with charming and frequently catchy, self-created songs. The band reaches across the boundaries of folk music and into colorful intimations of ethnicity, along with traces of bluegrass, rock and blues. The two guitars, mandolin, bass and percussion have constant, infectious rhythm and sound.”

“Mazda may be wicked fun in the automotive world, but Rising Regina delivers its fair share of wicked fun when it comes to musical prowess. The full-length debut release from the talented quintet, "Travel Lightly," is a delicious offering of well-crafted arrangements that combine various musical styles, forming one unique and unforgettable sound.”

Clint Rhodes - Herald Standard

“…the intertwined harmonies of sisters Jessica Young and Kiki Young inject bluegrass and Celtic elements into its Americana sound.”

Scott Tady - Beaver Times