Alynda Lee Segarra has a back story that sounds like it could be found in the pages of a Jack Kerouac novel. At the age of 17, she left her home in the Bronx and criss-crossed the country by hopping freight trains and found herself in playing the washboard in band of made up of fellow travelers called The Dead Man Street Orchestra. Segarra eventually landed herself in New Orleans, picked up the banjo, began writing her own music and formed her own band – Hurray For The Riff Raff.
Earlier this year the band put out their third full-length album, Look Out Mama, which seems to have been criminally overlooked by most. Produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes), the highly recommended record is a collection of loose, ramshackle country-folk tunes that are highlighted by Segarra’s wise world-worn lyrics and her raspy warbly vocals. Let’s check out this live take on the album’s title track…
Hurray For The Riff Raff – Look Out Mama
Hurray For The Riff Raff will spend the majority of the fall on a lengthy European tour, but prior to all that will headline New York City’s Mercury Lounge on August 26.