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Hurray For The Riff Raff On Mountain Stage

The band's latest album is based on singer Alynda Lee Segarra's time living in New Orleans.

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World Cafe

Hurray For The Riff Raff On World Cafe

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From the Bronx to the French Quarter, here's a singer that represents the outsiders and underdogs.

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First Listen

First Listen: Hurray For The Riff Raff, 'Small Town Heroes'

Alynda Lee Segarra might have the mellowest, kindest voice that's ever told us to rip up what we know and start again.

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