Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake
and holler with. Ever since they started singing together on the street corners,
farmer's markets and subway stations of New York City, their songs have rungout in a pure and timeless way. When Spirit Family Reunion gather to sing, there
is communion. Strangers and neighbors come to rejoice in the sound, and there
is no divide between performer and spectator.
In a strange barroom or a grand music hall, at a barn dance or on the sunny
street corner, Spirit Family Reunion keep the book open, and that old familiar
feeling that was almost lost is again new.?
Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda lee Segarra, a 25 year old Puerto Rican from
the Bronx. After leaving home at an early age to travel the country, she
eventually settled in New Orleans where she began to perform and record with a
revolving cast of musicians. She released two records (2008’s It Don’t Mean I
Don’t Love You and 2010’s Young Blood Blues) mostly consisting of delicate folk
and country songs. In 2011, the UK record label Loose Music (Felice Brothers,
Dawes, Deer Tick), released Hurray for the Riff Raff, an album that collected the
best songs from those records. The Times of London named Hurray for the Riff
Raff one of the Top Ten Albums of 2011. Phil Alexander, the Editor-in-Chief of
Mojo Magazine, raved that they “have immense potential and seductive power”
and named them second best band at SXSW 2011.
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