Hurray for the Riff Raff + Matthew Santos

Music, Folk, country and blues
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Photograph: courtesy Billions

Self-taught singer-songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra ran away from home at age 17 to hop freight trains and busk playing banjo. At the head of Hurray for the Riff Raff, she applies her rebellious ethos and Puerto Rican heritage to traditional folk and country melodies, crafting songs that expand upon the melodic framework of a bygone era. Local indie-rock singer-songwriter Matthew Santos opens the show. This free concert is part of the 2017 Millennium Park Summer Music Series.