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Hurray For The Riff Raff

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Originally from the Bronx, singer-songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra grew up on riot grrrl shows on the Lower East Side of Manhattan before riding the rails around the country at 17. Eventually, she settled in New Orleans, and with her banjo and her powerful voice formed the folk collective Hurray For The Riff Raff. Here we have compiled some of her interviews and live performances.

Originally from the Bronx, singer-songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra grew up on riot grrrl shows on the Lower East Side of Manhattan before riding the rails around the country at 17. Eventually, she settled in New Orleans, and with her banjo and her powerful voice formed the folk collective Hurray For The Riff Raff. Here we have compiled some of her interviews and live performances.
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United States

Genres:

Folk Music

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Originally from the Bronx, singer-songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra grew up on riot grrrl shows on the Lower East Side of Manhattan before riding the rails around the country at 17. Eventually, she settled in New Orleans, and with her banjo and her powerful voice formed the folk collective Hurray For The Riff Raff. Here we have compiled some of her interviews and live performances.

Language:

English


Episodes

WHRV: Out of the Box - Hurray For The Riff Raff

11/19/2017
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Alynda Lee Segarra's songs and voice are the centerpiece of this set of gothic Americana with an understated nod to traveling folk troubadours like Woody Guthrie. (WHRV's Out of the Box, 2/18/2014)

WNYC: Soundcheck - Hurray For The Riff Raff: Rootsy Songs With A Vibrant Vo

11/19/2017
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New Orleans' Hurray For The Riff Raff is the band of Alynda Lee Segarra -- a singer-songwriter with a powerful voice that channels the raw bluesy side of country and folk music. Segurra is originally from the Bronx, but after leaving home at 17 and traveling the country aboard freight trains, she eventually settled on New Orleans. It was there she became entrenched in the vibrant music scene, first playing washboard in a group called Dead Man’s Street Orchestra, and later forming Hurray For...

NPR: Newport Folk Festival - Hurray For The Riff Raff, Live In Concert

11/19/2017
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The New Orleans band exists as a vehicle for the powerhouse songs of singer-songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra, whose gigantic voice conveys the grit of bluesy soul while still fitting within the realms of rootsy folk and country. Hear Hurray for the Riff Raff perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. (NPR's Newport Folk Festival, 7/27/2013)