Hurray for the Riff Raff
|Hurray for the Riff Raff|
|Origin||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Genres||Folk, country, indie, Americana|
|Labels||Loose Music (Europe)]|
|Associated acts||Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship, Brown Bag Stagglers, Dead Man Street Orchestra, Sam Doores & the Tumbleweeds|
Hurray for the Riff Raff is an American country/folk band from New Orleans, Louisiana. Alynda Lee Segarra is Hurray for the Riff Raff's creative force, as she writes and sings all of the band's songs.
Alynda ran away from her home in the Bronx, aged 17 and then spent time crossing North America, hopping freight trains. During this time, she became a part of The Dead Man Street Orchestra, who were documented in a photo essay by Time Magazine in 2007.
After two self-released albums (2008s It Don't Mean I Don't Love You and 2010s Young Blood Blues), the band released a self-titled CD composed of Alynda's favorite songs from those records on Loose Music in Europe on March 21, 2011.
In February 2011, the band were featured in an article in The Times, based around the HBO TV series, Treme, with their track "Daniella" being listed in their selection of New Orleans' essential songs.
In May of 2012, Hurray for the Riff Raff released Look Out Mama on their own label, Born to Win Records. No Depression said Look Out Mama, "Sounds like something The Band would’ve had playing on a Victrola while making Music From Big Pink in Woodstock." 
Loose Music released Look Out Mama in Europe on August 20, 2012. The album was recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes).
Hurray for the Riff Raff's covers album My Dearest Darkest Neighbor will be available on July 1st, 2013 through Mod Mobilian Records and This Is American Music. The album was previously available only as a Kickstarter reward and in limited local release.
|2007||Crossing the Rubicon (EP)||US||Out of Print|
|2008||It Don't Mean I Don't Love You||US||self-released|
|2010||Young Blood Blues||US||self-released|
|2011||Hurray for the Riff Raff||UK||Loose Music|
|2012||Look Out Mama||US||Born to Win Records|
|2012||Look Out Mama||UK||Loose Music|
|2013||My Dearest Darkest Neighbor||US||Mod Mobilian Records/This Is American Music|
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- Fensterstock, Alison. "A take on John Lennon's 'Jealous Guy' heralds Hurray for the Riff Raff's new cover CD, due July 1". Times-Picayune. Retrieved 16 June 2013.