HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF / SPIRIT FAMLIY REUNION

HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF

Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda lee Segarra, a 25 year old Puerto Rican from
the Bronx. After leaving home at an early age to travel the country, she
eventually settled in New Orleans where she began to perform and record with a
revolving cast of musicians. She released two records (2008’s It Don’t Mean I
Don’t Love You and 2010’s Young Blood Blues) mostly consisting of delicate folk
and country songs. In 2011, the UK record label Loose Music (Felice Brothers,
Dawes, Deer Tick), released Hurray for the Riff Raff, an album that collected the
best songs from those records. The Times of London named Hurray for the Riff
Raff one of the Top Ten Albums of 2011. Phil Alexander, the Editor-in-Chief of
Mojo Magazine, raved that they “have immense potential and seductive power”
and named them second best band at SXSW 2011.
Back in the States, Alynda and her longtime gunslinger on fiddle, Yosi Perlstein,
met up with a young honky-tonk band called the Tumbleweeds, just as Alynda
began to expand her musical palette to include rock n roll, pop, and soul. In the
tradition of Bob Dylan with Band and Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Alynda and
Yosi recruited the Tumbleweeds to be their touring band, drastically altering the
sound of Hurray for the Riff Raff.
Look Out Mama is the result of almost two years of Alynda and the Tumbleweeds
criss-crossing the USA, playing over 100 shows in small bars and clubs.
Recorded in Nashville by producer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes), Look Out
Mama is an exploration of classic American music as interpreted by Alynda lee
Segarra. From the Swamp Pop of “Little Black Star” to the Classic Country of
“Look Out Mama”, to the Psychedelia of “Ode to John and Yoko” and even the
Surf-Rock of “Lake of Fire”, Look Out Mama covers a wide array of musical
ground, with every song unified by Alynda’s soulful vocals and expert
songwriting.

SPIRIT FAMLIY REUNION

Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake
and holler with. Ever since they started singing together on the street corners,
farmer's markets and subway stations of New York City, their songs have rungout
in a pure and timeless way. When Spirit Family Reunion gather to sing, there
is communion. Strangers and neighbors come to rejoice in the sound, and there
is no divide between performer and spectator.
In a strange barroom or a grand music hall, at a barn dance or on the sunny
street corner, Spirit Family Reunion keep the book open, and that old familiar
feeling that was almost lost is again new.
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QUOTES:
"Dusty acoustic guitars, wailing fiddles and weeping accordions, with a woozyyet-
skintight rhythm section-- and topped off with burr-edged vocals that sound
like they've been soaked in a Mason jar for generations -- it's the type of music
that blurs the line between past and present so thoroughly, and so deftly, that
time feels irrelevant." -Paste Magazine "Best Of What's Next"

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HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF / SPIRIT FAMLIY REUNION with THE DESLONDES (FORMERLY THE TUMBLEWEEDS)

Tuesday, October 1 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Sail Inn