Eighth Blackbird Presents The Chicago Artists Workshop: Rebecca Rego
Rego has been a Midwest singer-songwriter, recording artist, and producer for more than 15 years. She has written and recorded eight albums and toured the country many times over, solo and with her Chicago-based band The Trainmen. In 2014, a mysterious package arrived on Rego’s doorstep. In it was Lucia Berlin’s short story collection, “A Manual For Cleaning Women.” The note said: “I think you’ll love this.” As Rego began picking through the dark, witty, romantic prose, the stories slowly began to seep into her consciousness and affect her songwriting. After a few years, she realized she had created a unique set of songs based on Berlin’s book. The resulting album “Songs For Cleaning Women Pt. 1” will be released Nov. 11, and celebrated in her livestreaming “Chicago Artists Workshop” series performance.