Missy Raines & the New Hip - Based out of Nashville, TN, Missy Raines is considered to be one of the most respected, popular, and trailblazing figures in bluegrass today. A seven-time winner of the IBMA Bass player of the year award, and a member of Allison Krauss’ first all-female bluegrass band, she has backed greats such as Claire Lynch, Mac Weisman, Kenny Baker, and Peter Rowan. Raines now leads her own innovative and genre-bending trio, The New Hip, which is a rich, jazz-tinged combination of her bluegrass roots and thick Americana. With a smoky and seductive alto, Missy Raines heads up this trio featuring mandolin/fiddle, upright bass, and acoustic guitar. The territory The New Hip covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted center stage, directing with her bass every bit as much as she's playing it. Missy Raines and the New Hip are set to release their 3rd album for Compass Records this Summer, produced by Alison Brown, where the sounds are lush, the groove is thick, and the songs memorable.
7-time IBMA award winner, Missy Raines is considered to be one of the most respected and trailblazing figures in bluegrass today. The New Hip is her innovative trio which is a rich combination of her bluegrass roots and thick Americana ft. George Jackson (fiddle/banjo) and Ben Garnett (guitar).