South Carolina Alumni Night: Regina Ferguson/Haley Dreis

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REGINA FERGUSON is a musician based in Topanga Canyon, California, “she magically blends rock and roll with western music to create a distinct and original sound”. (LA Weekly) After spending years dominating the scene in the low country of the Carolinas, she made the move to Los Angeles to immerse herself with industry talent. Through her expansive travels and time living in Topanga Canyon, Regina found inspiration for her debut album, Fortune. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Matt Linesch, Fortune is a little country and a little rock and roll. “Such simple, homegrown lyricism characterizes much of her work, always nestled in a bedrock of rollicking folk-rock sensibilities and smooth lead vocals.” (Wide Open Country) With just a few singles released, Regina is quickly making a name for herself in the Americana music scene. From headlining the infamous Grand Ole Echo, performing at Americana West Music Festival and Topanga Days to opening for Lord Huron in Montana at the Wildlands Festival, she’s not slowing down anytime soon.

Hi! My name is Haley Dreis. On the map, there are several places I’ve called home. My journey began in NJ, NC, SC, TN, and now CA. Each of these places have been (and continue to be) influential to my music and spirit. I’m obsessed with putting my lens on life into words/music and hearing other people who do that too. In my spare time I enjoy deep conversation, figuring out how things work, cooking (mostly plants but I also make chocolate), yoga + meditation, tea + coffee, travel + exploration, and choreographing karaoke performances (yes, it’s better with dance moves). Music is how I express, process, and communicate with others. I’m grateful for it, and I’m grateful that you’re listening.