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Hurray for the Riff Raff

New Orleans-based indie folk outfit Hurray for the Riff Raff was formed by singer/songwriter/banjo player Alynda Lee Segarra, a Bronx-raised Puerto Rican troubadour who left home at 17 to ride the rails and eventually landed in the Big Easy. After honing her skills on the washboard with a gang of train-yard musicians called the Dead Man's Street Orchestra, she picked up the banjo that a close friend had given her and began writing her own songs. While Segarra, drummer/violinist Yosi Pearlstein, and bass player David Maclay served as the foundation for Hurray for the Riff Raff's signature blend of folk-blues and Southern gothic Americana, the trio was often rounded out by a rotating cast of accordion, guitar, organ, and musical saw players. The band self-released its first two full-lengths, 2008's It Don't Mean I Don't Love You and 2010's Young Blood Blues. An eponymous third full-length arrived in 2011 on the Loose Music label. Look Out Mama arrived in 2012, followed by a move to ATO Records in 2014 for Small Town Heroes. On their sixth full-length album, 2017's The Navigator, Segarra traced a line through her Latin and Caribbean roots while gauging the political climate for immigrants in America. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Hurray for the Riff Raff

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Albums by
Hurray for the Riff Raff

Top Songs by
Hurray for the Riff Raff

  1.   Song
  2.   I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright)
  3.   Hungry Ghost
  4.   Little Black Star
  5.   Junebug Waltz
  6.   The Navigator
  7.   Look Out Mama
  8.   Rican Beach
  9.   The New SF Bay Blues
  10.   Daniella
  11.   Living in the City
  12.   Blue Ridge Mountain
  13.   Nothing's Gonna Change That Girl
  14.   Small Town Heroes
  15.   Finale
  16.   St. Roch Blues
  17.   Meet Me In the Morning
  18.   Entrance
  19.   Take Me
  20.   I Know You
  21.   Pa'lante
  22.   Life to Save
  23.   The Body Electric
  24.   Crash on the Highway
  25.   Someting's Wrong
  26.   Slow Walk
  27.   Sali's Song
  28.   Is That You?
  29.   End of the Line
  30.   Riley
  31.   No One Else
  32.   Little Things
  33.   Born to Win, Pt. 1
  34.   Settle
  35.   Ode to John and Yoko
  36.   Forever Is Just a Day
  37.   Halfway There
  38.   Fourteen Floors
  39.   Lake of Fire
  40.   Young Blood Blues
  41.   What's Wrong With Me
  42.   Good Time Blues (An Outlaw's Lament)
  43.   Ramblin' Gal
  44.   Go Out on the Road
  45.   Too Much of a Good Thing
  46.   Levon's Dream

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