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Hurray for the Riff Raff
Sarrah Danziger2/10

Hurray for the Riff Raff

Alynda Segarra is a traveler; when she was 17 the Bronx native decided to ride the continent's rails, seeing the sights via freight train. After settling in New Orleans, Segarra and a rotating cast of musicians released freewheeling albums influenced the Big Easy's gothic-tinged blend of blues and jazz as well as her punk-rock teenage years, and accrued buzz with intense live sets. Hurray for the Riff Raff's just-released sixth album The Navigator is a concept album that turns Segarra's vagabond past into the springboard for an expansive story that flips the concepts of America and Americana on their respective heads.   

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