CMU Approved

Approved: Hurray For The Riff Raff

By | Published on Tuesday 15 March 2011

Hurrah For The Riff Raff

At seventeen, Alynda Lee Segarra left The Bronx in New York, where she had grown up, and headed off to live out one of the more romantic iconic American images, travelling the US by hopping on and off freight trains. On her way she hooked up with fellow travellers The Dead Man Street Orchestra, and eventually ended up heading back to their native New Orleans with them, where she settled and formed Hurray For The Riff Raff.

Since 2008, the band have self-released two albums, ‘It Don’t Mean I Don’t Love You’ and ‘Young Blood Blues’, tracks from which make up their eponymous UK debut, which is due for release via Loose Music on 21 Mar. Their music is as rooted in classic Americana as their back story, and typified by perfectly-crafted songs topped of by Segarra’s strong voice. You can stream the album now on Facebook.