Past Meetup

Soulful Music from "Hurray For The Riff Raff" at Grammy Museum

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Lets meet in the Flemings bar at 6 pm. They have a great bar menu: http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com/menus/ until 7 pm. I go there for the cheese & bacon burger. If you get there later look for us at the tables.

Lets meet at the Grammy Museum at 7:30 pm for a musical performance by Hurray For The Riff Raff .

I purchased a Goldstar ticket for $10.50 @ https://www.goldstar.com/shows/833265/checkout/new?seating_group=29d8244b424a39e8614eecc488fcbd5d805c68ee

This is General Seating. We will meet at Will Call at 7:30 pm and then go in an select our seats together. If you get there later look for us inside.

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This is a part of the GRAMMY Museum's ongoing Americana music program. Folk Innovators Hurray For The Riff Raff takes the stage to discuss their work and play a special musical performance.

The Hurray For The Riff Raff's is a band that performs a blend of dusty roots music and Dylan-esque folk. Bronx native Alynda Lee Segarra leads the group. She first came to international attention in 2012 with Look Out Mama ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g9nDsFHERM ). The album earned her raves from NPR and The New York Times to Mojo and Paste, along with a breakout performance at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Segarra grew up in the Bronx, where she developed an early appreciation for doo-wop and Motown from the neighborhood’s longtime residents. It was downtown that she first felt like she found her people, traveling to the Lower East Side every Saturday for punk matinees at ABC No Rio. The Lower East Side also introduced her to travelers, and their stories of life on the road inspired her to strike out on her own at 17, first hitching her way to the west coast, then roaming the south before ultimately settling in New Orleans. Many of the songs on her new album, Small Town Heroes, reflect her special reverence for the city. The scope of the album is much grander than just New Orleans, though, as Segarra mines the deep legacies and contemporizes the rich variety of musical forms of the American South for the age of Trayvon Martin and Wendy Davis. She sings with resolute menace on “The Body Electric,” a feminist reimagining of the traditional murder ballad form that calls on everything from Stagger Lee to Walt Whitman. She juxtaposes pure country pop with the dreams and nightmares that come with settling down with just one person in “I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright,)” while album opener “Blue Ridge Mountain” is an Appalachian nod to Maybelle Carter.

This second installment of the Americana music program series in the Clive Davis Theater includes a discussion, moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman along with this special musical performance.

Not familiar with Hurray For The Riff Raff's ? Check them out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smu5P06DUlo&list=RDsmu5P06DUlo

PARKING:

See http://www.grammymuseum.org/visit/planning-your-visit/parking

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

See http://www.grammymuseum.org/visit/planning-your-visit/public-transportation

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