Regina Sayles
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Regina Sayles

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Band Folk Acoustic




"Out Artists on the Rise"

July 10, 2008

Regina Sayles' first album It's Home came out in December, and the title couldn’t be more appropriate. Singing has been home for Sayles ever since she started speaking; her mother was recording her voice on tape when she was 2 years old.
When she was 10, Sayles's father bought her an acoustic guitar and she began taking lessons sporadically. In 2003, she graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania as a theatre major, but saw a career as a singer/songwriter unfolding and focused her attention there. Now, she's playing gigs with a rich voice she describes as a mix between rock and soul.

"Whenever people ask me what my voice sounds like," says Sayles, "I tell them it's a cross between Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin."

Sayles’s inspiration for lyrics comes from many different sources. She writes about people she's known her entire life and people she's known for only five minutes. She takes everyday events and makes a story out of them, or she transcribes a story that's just waiting to be told. "I just try to be aware in every situation, to be very observant whenever I can be," she says.

It may be this alertness that enabled her to assemble a band on the spot one day in March. A venue in which she was playing solo requested that she return with a band this August. Immediately, she pulled together The Regina Sayles Project, and thinks they'll continue to play together long after the gig in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (August 10th).

For details on the Delaware gig and future shows, visit
–Tyler Mendelsohn - by GO Magazine Staff


It's Home-EP



In constant search of truth in her lyrics along her musical journey, Regina Sayles’ acoustic-driven, singer/songwriter melodies connect you to the everyday human condition. As a vocal chameleon, Regina belts and croons to the center of life’s heart strings. Unapologetic for who she is, think Sara Barielles meets Sheryl Crow and together they march in a gay pride parade. Based in East Stroudsburg, PA, Regina is a dynamic singer/songwriter who blends her musical abilities with a love for performance. Her capacity to blend various genres such as pop, jazz, folk and country gives even the most diverse audience something to match their musical taste

Regina has released two solo Eps, It’ Home and The Ann Street Session, as well as a self-titled LP – Porter & Sayles with her duo, Porter & Sayles. In addition to singing 100+ shows a year, regain has had the opportunity to topen for female folk pioneer, Tret Fure, Folk icon, Ani Difranco and played as a featured artist on the 2019 Melissa Etheridge Cruise. Regina can be found performing in PA, NJ, NY, VA, DE, OH and any other state she finds a venue to host her. You can find her show schedule on and listen to her music on Spotify and Apple Music.