Out of the dozens of bands at SXSW I saw this year, Hurray for the Riff Raff really stood out. A happy mix of Americana and folk, Hurray for the Riff Raff features Alynda Lee Segarra who at age of 17 left the Bronx and hopped trains ’til ending up in New Orleans where she met up with drummer Yosi Pearlstein and became involved with the folk scene.
Since then, Hurray for the Riff Raff has toured the States, UK, released four albums and been featured in HBO’s Treme. The band will be playing a show tomorrow night at 8pm at Brother’s Drake Meadery with local lovelies Time & Temperature! Brother’s Drake is located at 26 E. 5th on the corner of High St and 5th.