Inspired by Glyph’s country post last week, I’ve been listening to a lot of Hurray for the Riff Raff. Granted, they straddle a line between folk and country, but the song above, “The Body Electric,” made a whole bunch of Best Country Songs of 2014 lists, so…
I admit that I don’t really care whether they’re country or folk. For one, they sound like a lot of the 40s music that my dad listened to when I was a kid that I always thought of as country. I suppose today it’d be called roots music, but I still think of it as country. More than that, though, Alynda Lee Segarra has exactly the sort of voice I find absolutely irresistible, and I’d probably listen to her sing her grocery list.
Finally, the now obligatory KEXP performance: