Hurray for the Riff Raff

This week on the Bluegrass Situation Radio Hour we bring you highlights from each day of the second annual Arroyo Seco weekend, happening in Pasadena, California just a stone’s throw from BGS HQ in Los Angeles...we’ve got highlights from some of the roots music artist performing on both days, including Shakey Graves, Trampled By Turtles, Hurray For the Riff Raff, and of course some of the headliners including Robert Plant and Neil Young.

This week on American Routes, we’ll ride along with fiddler and singer Alison Krauss on her journey through bluegrass and country, from small-town Illinois all the way to Nashville. Then it's Hurray for the Riff Raff, a New Orleans folk band fronted by Alynda Segarra, whose roots are in the Bronx. Segarra tells of her own time traveling as a teenager and what has inspired her to reconnect with her Puerto Rican heritage. En route we’ll hear tunes from Chuck Berry, Bob Wills, Nina Simone and Tom Waits.  

Yes...I know...I know I promised...but...what I mean is...wait a minute...I'm...I'm...I'm KEEPING MY PROMISE! Yes, no more three group Somethings...after this one.  

And, unlike most of the Something shows, this one is almost exclusively Twenty-First Century! And they are as follows, and in this order:  

GREAT AMERICAN TAXI. You'll thrill to hear deathless tunes like Fuzzy Little Hippy Girl, Maud Only Knows and Radiation Blues.