New Hip Station Inn Show Postponed due to Weather

While Nashville gets hit with a massive snow storm, (7+ inches and still falling), we have postponed our show for tonight, January 22, 2015, at the World Famous Station Inn.
We will be rescheduling very soon and will announce a new date!

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Helen Highwater Stringband to play Wintergrass ’16

Helen Highwater Stringband featuring Shad Cobb, Mike Compton, David Grier and Missy Raines will make their debut appearance at Wintergrass Music Festival in Bellevue WA, Saturday, February 27, 2016 2:30pm and 7pm shows.  For more info   Other artists include Jerry Douglas presents The Earls Of Leicester, The Seldom Scene, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, The Steel Wheels and more.

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Southport Songwriters Festival April 23, 2016

The New Hip is excited to announce our performance at the Southport Songwriter Festival in Southport, NC Saturday, April 23, 2016.  A non-profit event to benefit songwriters and build community within the region.   Artists appearing include  Claire Lynch, Missy Raines & the New Hip, Teresa Neal, Jeanette Williams Band, Eliza Gilkyson, Louisa Branscomb, Tony Rackley, Tommy Edwards, Laura McLean,

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The Daily Times Article

Thanks to Steve Wildsmith and the Daily Times for this glowing article on our upcoming shows in East Tennessee.  See full article here.

Bluegrass bass diva Missy Raines continues exploring a ‘New Frontier’

It’s been a couple of years since bluegrass bass icon Missy Raines left traditional realms for new frontiers, and she’s not done traveling yet.  She took time off last year, she told The Daily Times this week, to write for a new album by Raines and her band, The New Hip, and the jumping off point is the territory she began exploring on 2013’s “New Frontier” — a decidedly untraditional exploration of warm sounds and grooves that, while anchored in American roots traditions, don’t sound anything like the bluegrass so many fans have come to expect from her over the years.

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Missy Raines & The New Hip January 2016 Shows

Thursday, Jan 21, 12pm-  The New Hip will perform live on the air at WDVX’s Blue Plate Special.  Listen online or come by for a FREE lunchtime show.   The show is held at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. Knoxville TN.

Thursday, Jan 21, 10pm- The New Hip will be at Barley’s Knoxville  200 E. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN

Friday, Jan 22, 9pm-  The New Hip at The World Famous Station Inn, Nashville TN w/ Special Guests David Benedict and Michael Moore 

Saturday, Jan 23, 10pm-  The New Hip at Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza, 5601 North High St. Worthington, OH

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Best Pics of 2015

Check out my favorite pics of 2015 at my blog, in the Hiposphere.

Highlights include Helen Highwater Stringband’s new EP and our mini tour to the UK, a vacation with my sweetie in Scotland, some high profile festival plays with The New Hip, some great music camps, and more.

 

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A New Year…The Latest News from Missy Raines and The New Hip

See our latest newsletter HERE

I’m excited about this new year and all its possibilities and I hope you are, too.  We’ve a lot on our plate ahead, the biggest of which is a new release we’ve just started recording.  I spent a lot of 2015 writing songs for this project and I can’t wait to share them.
We’ll keep you updated on the journey.  For now, we are looking forward to hitting the road and the adventures that will bring.

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A Note from Missy

Thank you!

This is me, waiting to go on stage, and while I didn’t know this photo was being taken, I do have an idea what may have been going through my head at the time.  The same thing that always goes through my head right before I head out on stage…
Let my joy come through, let me make a difference. 
This is not to say that some adrenaline-induced ‘stage’ nerves with less-positive mantras aren’t competing for my attention at the same time…But years of experience have helped me to keep most of those at bay, and concentrate on the real reason I chose this life.  To give my joy of music a venue- and to (hopefully) make a difference.
So, it is with great sincerity that I thank you all for the nomination as  IBMA Bass Player of the Year.
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Missy Receives IBMA 2015 Bass Player of Year Nomination

NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 12, 2015 – Nominees for the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee on August 12th.  Congratulations to Missy Raines, who was nominated for Bass Player of Year along with fellow bassists, Mike Bub, Mark Schatz, Tim Surrett and Barry Bales.  Click here to see entire list of nominees.

Awards are voted on by the professional membership of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the trade association for the bluegrass music industry. Results of the balloting will be revealed at the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday, October 1, hosted by The Gibson Brothers. The Awards Show is the centerpiece of the World of Bluegrass event, presented by Chiesi USA, to be held September 29-October 3 in Raleigh, NC.

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