Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at the upcoming show. This week, Alynda Segarra from New Orleans’ own Hurray for the Riff Raff.
Alynda Segarra grew up in a Puerto Rican family in the Bronx. As a teenager, she hit the road, hopping trains, living a traveler’s life. She wound up in New Orleans in 2007 and felt more at home here than anywhere else. Segarra played acoustic on street corners, and started the band Hurray for the Riff Raff.