On the heels of an attention grabbing performance at this year’s Newport Folk Festival, Spirit Family Reunion and Hurray For The Riff Raff are set to embark on a nationwide tour presented by Paste. The two bands will be joined by New Orleans’ The Deslondes for a full U.S. tour that finds the band traversing across the country, stopping everywhere from Birmingham to Portland to Brooklyn and Canada.
Spirit Family Reunion bring an exciting spin to plaintive melodies by filling the air with gorgeous three-part harmonies and jangly instrumentation. Their live performances feel intimate and personal despite their ever-growing fan base.
Hurray For The Riff Raff follows a similar path, vocalist Alynda lee Segarra made her way to New Orleans from the Bronx, but her heart clearly lies with the same southern sentiments expressed by Spirit Family Reunion. Segarra is the sole songwriter of the group but her musings are fleshed out with evocative fiddle lines.
All three acts performed together at the closing of Spirit Family Reunion’s set at Newport Folk Festival, which coincidentally was when the tour was announced. Check below for the full tour schedule, and stream three tracks from the acts below the tour poster.
Spirit Family Reunion/Hurray For The Riff Raff Tour Dates
23 – Birmingham, Al. @ Bottletree
25 – New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jacks
26 – Houston, Tex. @ Fitzgerald’s
27 – Austin, Tex. @ Lamberts
28 – Ft. Worth, Tex. @ Live Oak
1 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Sail Inn
2 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soda Bar
3 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Soho
4 – Oakland, Calif. @ New Parish
6 – Santa Monica, Calif. @ (Way Over Yonder Fest presented by Newport Folk)
9 – Vancouver, British Columbia
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern
11 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir
12 – Eugene, Ore. @ Sam Bonds
16 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ State Room
17 – Ft. Collins, Colo. @ Hodi’s
18 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge
19 – Boulder, Colo. @ Etown
22 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
23 – Madison, Wisc. @ Frequency
24 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
25 – Ann Arbor, Mich. @ The Ark
26 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Tavern
27 – Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe
29 – Baltimore, Md. @ 8×10
31 – Providence, R.I. @ Columbus Theater
1 – Boston, Mass. @ The Sinclair
2 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg