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Review: Hurray For The Riff Raff by Jayson
February 17, 2011, 11:42 am
Filed under: Blues, Review | Tags: ,

You know, some people just have it.

This album is one of those that’s so good I actually have trouble reviewing it. Alynda Lee Segarra has one of the best voices I’ve heard since Jessica Lea Mayfield. Hurray For The Riff Raff are playing folk music with strong roots in both the blues and country. It’s a perfect blend of sounds. The whole deal; the band, her voice; if someone wanted to distill timeless heartbreak-the thing you never get over, into music, this is what you’d have. At the same time, there’s an undercurrent of grandeur here. The traditional elements, the banjo especially, evoke those qualities of American roots music that surpass the concept of “popular music.” Hurray For The Riff Raff are making music that means something. It means something to them, it meant something to me after I listened to it.

It’ll be available on Loose Music in the UK on March 21st. You should not fail to pick this up if you’ve even a slight interest in roots music or just love a great singer. This is an early contender for my top albums this year.

Too Much Of A Good Thing

– Jayson

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