Southern Sounds

Premiere: Hurray for the Riff Raff, "End of the Line"

By Jed PortmanDecember 10, 2013

Alynda Lee Segarra was seventeen when she ran away from home and began to travel across the country, riding from town to town in empty boxcars and playing music with a scruffy band of itinerant musicians. The Bronx-born singer finally found a place to settle down when she arrived in New Orleans, where she has staked out a spot on the local music scene as the singer-songwriter behind the band Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Appropriately, “End of the Line” is a song about a house—a gathering place for Segarra and her friends in the Crescent City’s Holy Cross neighborhood. “It’s where endless songs were traded at campfires, and a whole group of New Orleans–based songwriters inspired each other and grew together,” she says. You’ll find it on Small Town Heroes, Hurray for the Riff Raff’s next album, when it comes out on February 11, but have a first listen here.

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