Hurray for the Riff Raff

Music, Folk, country and blues
Hurray for the Riff Raff
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You’ll cheer for this New Orleans folk-blues-pop trio when they come to town to play a Bluesfest sideshow

[Sponsored] Alynda Segarra ran away from home in the Bronx at age 17, busking to survive and honing her unique musical style along the way. She settled in New Orleans and formed her band Hurray for the Riff Raff, who are making a return visit to Australian shores for Bluesfest and this sideshow.  

Segarra has made four albums with Hurray for the Riff Raff, including Small Town Heroes, featuring ‘The Body Electric’, a song that NPR’s Ann Powers called “The Political Song of the Year” in 2014. In March they released The Navigator, inspired by Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album, as well as by another Bluesfest favourite, Rodriguez, the Mexican-American of ‘Sugar Man’ fame who translated working-class stories from Detroit into powerful rock ballads.

The potent lyrics, danceable beats and Segarra’s sonorous vibrato are set to captivate audiences in March 2018.

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