Hurray for the Riff Raff is an American country/folk band from New Orleans, Louisiana. Alynda Lee Segarra is Hurray for the Riff Raff's creative force, as she writes and sings all of the band's songs.
Alynda ran away from her home in the Bronx, aged 17 and then spent time crossing North America, hopping freight trains. During this time, she became a part of The Dead Man Street Orchestra, who were documented in a photo essay by Time Magazine in 2007.
After two self-released albums (2008s It Don't Mean I Don't Love You and 2010s Young Blood Blues), the band released a self-titled CD composed of Alynda's favorite songs from those records on Loose Music in Europe on March 21, 2011.
Tracks from the band's debut release have received airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.
In February 2011, the band were featured in an article in The Times, based around the HBO TV series, Treme, with their track "Daniella" being listed in their selection of New Orleans' essential songs.
In May of 2012, Hurray for the Riff Raff released Look Out Mama on their own label, Born to Win Records. No Depression said Look Out Mama, "Sounds like something The Band would’ve had playing on a Victrola while making Music From Big Pink in Woodstock."