For lovers of Americana music, locally based artist Alynda Segarra of the Indie group Hurray for the Riff Raff will be playing a solo set at Gasa Gasa on February 8th, 2020. The Alternative Folk group Dawn Riding from Oakland, California and The Little Death will be playing alongside Segarra as well.
Originally from the Bronx, NY, Segarra spent much of her young adulthood hitchhiking and traveling through small-town America. She eventually settled in New Orleans where she made the decision to establish her music career. The versatility of her music is apparent, often combining elements of folk, bluegrass, rock, and jazz in her songs.
The upcoming performance comes after the announcement of Hurray for the Riff Raff’s April 26th, 2020 performance at Jazzfest. Additionally, it is nearly a month before the three-year anniversary of their sixth studio album The Navigator‘s release. In this album, Segarra explores her cultural roots as a Puerto Rican American and pushes the boundaries of the genre through her fusion of Latin American influences with Americana music. Segarra achieves this while intelligently and melodically expressing her sociopolitical concerns. Critics alike have praised the album, with it earning a number thirty-six ranking in Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far”.
Segarra was featured in the soundtrack of Ethan Hawke’s 2018 film Blaze. This biopic focuses on the life of the late country musician Blaze Foley. Segarra provides arguably the most memorable musical piece by covering Lucinda Williams’ 1998 song “Drunken Angel” with memorable vulnerability.
Although the band’s complete ensemble will not be present, Segarra covers Hurray for the Riff Raff’s songs. Those interested in watching an intimate performance by a truly talented artist should attend.
Tickets are available for purchase through Gasa Gasa’s website. The doors will open at 9 PM with the show beginning at 10 PM. Gasa Gasa is located at 4920 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA.
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