Thursday March 15, 2012 11:00pm - 11:40pm
@ Treasure Island
(416 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)
Influenced by the sounds of Classic Country, 1960's Rock 'n' Roll, and master songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Neil Young, Hurray for the Riff Raff has deep roots in the landscape of America. Alynda Lee Segarra, a 24 year old Puerto Rican from the Bronx is the creative force behind the band. At the young age of 17 she traveled the USA and eventually settled in New Orleans, forming Hurray for the Riff Raff. Rollingstone.com called their 2007 self-released debut album It Don't Mean I Don't Love You "Sweet, tender folk music built from brittle banjos and boasting lovely, loping melodies." Their second album, 2010's Young Blood Blues was released by eMusic Selects (Best Coast, Crystal Castles). Bruce Warren of WXPN and NPR's World Cafe said of Young Blood Blues, "The band has released an album of great songs that will re-define any concept about folk or alternative-country”.
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