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Hurray for the Riff Raff
Genre: Pop/Rock
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New Orleans-based, indie folk outfit Hurray for the Riff Raff was formed by singer/songwriter/banjo player Alynda Lee, a Bronx-raised, Puerto Rican troubadour who left home at 17 to ride the rails, and eventually landed in the Big Easy. After honing her skills on the washboard with a gang of train-yard musicians called the Dead Man's Street Orchestra, she picked up the banjo that a close friend had given her and began writing her own songs. While Lee, drummer/violinist Yosi Pearlstein and bass player David Maclay served as the foundation for Hurray for the Riff Raff's signature blend of folk-blues and southern, gothic Americana, the trio was often rounded out by a rotating cast of accordion, guitar, organ and musical saw players. The band released their independent debut, Young Blood Blues, in 2010. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi