He plies his craft on the upright with a deep, earnest resonance abetted by a deft command of rhythm and space which he garnered from absorbing genres spanning opera, classical, and what Theo Regan refers to as “American music” – blues, jazz, country, folk, and new wave rock. When Theo plunked a few notes on his doghouse during our filming session in New York City, every electric player in the room turned around to marvel and how his perfect note choices and phrasing glided through the air. Regan also rocks on electric, with a history in punk/hardcore, rockabilly, and garage. For a cat who continues to study hard, Theo makes it look so damn easy – as the best players always do. A sharp dresser to boot, be advised to hear Theo with the Vagabond Hearts.