Last year Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen recorded their third full-length record “Speaking of Witches” at Bon Iver’s April Base studios in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with producer Beau Sorenson. This is their second album with Sorenson, who is based at Tiny Telephone Studio in San Francisco. Sorensen has previously worked with Bob Mould, tune-yards and Thao and The Get Down Stay Down.
Former Wisconsinite Rebecca Rego’s writing on “Speaking of Witches” is inspired by her move to Kentucky in 2016. Her songs detail her experience adapting to her new home, getting in touch with nature, and falling in love with Southern music culture.
Speaking of Witches is now available on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms.
"Rebecca Rego and The Trainmen are a force to be reckoned with. Lay These Weapons Down demonstrates impressive range, convincingly spanning several genres. All the while, the album remains cohesive and congruent. An excellent album, it's all there, composed and performed expertly."
- Smile Politely
Rego has molded the rugged tones of Heartless Bastards with the harmonies of Neko Case & Grace Potter..........The trajectory of songs summons a fruitful creative growth for Rego, making Speaking of Witches easily one of 2019’s top new listens."
- Glide Magazine 2019
“Could I Have Loved You Better” is a song, which would do Nina Simone proud.......Musically, Rebecca Rego and the Trainmen expand on their indie folk foundation"
- Innocent Words 2016