Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray For The Riff Raff began when a teenage Alynda Lee Segarra started hopping freight trains across the USA to satisfy a yearning to explore its mythical small towns and backwaters and live a life on the road and the rail track. She left her native Bronx, New York at the age of 17, and while riding the rails she hooked up with The Dead Man Street Orchestra, a home-made family of young, itinerant music makers living on the edge of the American dream. When the roaming was done she stepped off the box car and settled in New Orleans, a magnet for the creatively dispossessed and allowed music to properly take hold of her life. She quickly embraced the city's own community of street musicians, who encouraged her to develop her voice by singing old Jazz
songs. Meanwhile she took up the banjo and was soon performing with many of the traditional bands that cluster the sidewalks of the French Quarter, playing and singing while learning from the music of the city she loves.

Influenced by the sounds of classic country, 1960's Rock 'n' Roll, and master singer/songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams and Neil Young - Hurray For The Riff Raff has deep roots in the landscape of America. As the critic, Gabe Soria, an early champion of the growing New Orleans scene, says in the album's liner notes: "make no mistake: this is folk music, but it's got nothing to do with the legions of Americana pretenders out there. Ms. Segarra's crafting something delightfully arcane and witchy with this recording here... these are hymns that channel the raw feelings and chronicle the lives of the fucked-up romantics of Hurray For The Riff Raff's home by the Mississippi."

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Hurray For The Riff Raff

Friday, July 12 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:45 PM at The Firebird

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