It’s not every artist that can hit all the right notes when covering an eclectic mix of musical genres, but singer/songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra from Hurray for the Riff Raff is far from ordinary, and that’s especially evident when you hear her amazing voice. Segarra is the principal writer behind this band and their latest album, Look Out Mama, still stays true to their southern-folk origins. Yet it also manages to touch on a wide range of musical styles like soul, psychedelic, Americana, country, rockabily swing, blues, and 60’s surf.
This week’s Free Music Friday is dedicated to the memory of Donna Summer. Although she gained the title of Queen of Disco, Summer grew up on a steady diet of rock and roll, the influence of which can be heard throughout her musical career. And in turn, she influenced many of the singers that would follow her. Donna Summer died of cancer Thursday morning in Naples, Fla. She was 63.
By J. Brown
Here is a rundown on a few new artists/bands that are worth your attention:
Alabama Shakes: If you haven’t already heard of the Alabama Shakes, then it won’t be long before you do, as this band is bound to blow up in a very big way. With so much new music out there, it can be hard to get excited about one particular band, but that’s not the case with Alabama Shakes.