NYC Taper continues its coverage of this year’s XPoNential Music Festival with a download of Hurray For the Riff Raff‘s complete set. The audio archivists have been following the Louisiana band since the summer of 2012, and as they write in the audio post:
The best way for an artist to maintain perspective in the lofty heights of current success is to remember from whence they came. Hurray For The Riff Raff have had a tremendously successful and well-deserved couple of years. Its a growth in stature that we’ve been both fortunate to experience first hand and for which we’ve unabashedly rooted.
At last week’s XPonential Fest, Hurray For The Riff Raff performed for the largest crowd before which we’ve ever seen them play. At the point when their set began, despite the wind and pouring rain, the amphitheater of the River Stage at Camden Waterfront was packed and the pit was full with several thousand people. And while the band’s set did rely heavily on their superb new album Small Town Heroes, it was the selection of what Alynda described as one of the first songs she ever wrote, and one she played during her days busking in New Orleans, that showed a perspective and humility about her current success.
Stream “Here It Comes” from the recording below, and get the full download on NYC Taper’s website here.
Hurray For The Riff Raff, NYC Taper, XPoNential Music Festival 2014