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Event Archive - Hurray For The Riff Raff, Spirit Family Reunion, Deslondes (formerly The Tumbleweeds)

Wed. October 9th 2013 8pm - 11pm doors at 7pm The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors) 8pm - 11pm doors at 7pm
$20 +s/c
Tickets at: www.thefestival.bc.ca, Zulu Records, Highlife Records
Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alyna lee Segarra, a 25 year old Puerto Rican from the Bronx. Her music though falls into the Southern American backwoods revival tradition. HFTRR’s new album, “Look Out Mama” covers a wide array of musical ground, with every song unified by Alynda’s soulful vocals and expert songwriting.

Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with. Ever since they started singing together on the street corners, farmer's markets and subway stations of New York City, their songs have rung-out in a pure and timeless way. When Spirit Family Reunion gather to sing, there is communion. Strangers and neighbors come to rejoice in the sound, and there is no divide between performer and spectator.

The Deslondes (formerly Tumbleweeds) are a New Orleans-based country-soul, R&B, folk and gospel-influenced band. In their writing and performing, they combine elements of early Stax, Sun and Atlantic records with the influence of a more raw, stripped-down sound gleaned off field recordings from Alan Lomax and Mississippi Records catalogue.

Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray For The Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, but in many ways it's much more than that: it's a young woman leaving her indelible stamp on the American folk tradition. If you're listening to her new album, 'Small Town Heroes,' odds are you're part of the riff raff, and these songs are for you. "It's grown into this bigger idea of feeling like ... more info

Spirit Family Reunion

Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with. Ever since they started singing together on the street corners, farmer's markets and subway stations of New York City, their songs have rung-out in a pure and timeless way. When Spirit Family Reunion gather to sing, there is communion. Strangers and neighbors... more info
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