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.
Missy Raines & The New Hip are proud to announce that we are being represented by Evangeline Elston of Evangeline Presents. She is currently accepting dates for The New Hip for 2015 and 2016. For bookings contact Evangeline at 530.632.3798 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The other band that keeps Missy busy these days is Helen Highwater Stringband with fellow bandmates, Shad Cobb, Mike Compton, and David Grier. We are excited to announce that HHSB is now being represented by Jim Roe at Roe Entertainment. To contact Jim about Helen Highwater Stringband bookings: call 865-982-8885 or email at email@example.com
We are headed to PUMPSTOCK American Roots Festival in East Lansing Michigan Saturday, June 6th at 6:30pm. The festival is held at Bailey Park, 300 Bailey Street, East Lansing MI 48823. Bring a chair, rain location at the Bailey gym, same address. Also appearing is Rachel and the Beatnik Playboys, Nathan Bell, STELLA!, and Hatchet Man and Frog.
Missy Raines & The New Hip will be at the Red Wing Roots Festival, Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Mt. Solon, VA. They’ll be joining festival hosts, The Steel Wheels, along with The Punch Brothers, Elephant Revival, and many more.
The bluegrass supergroup known as, Helen Highwater Stringband, featuring David Grier, Mike Compton, Shad Cobb and Missy Raines, will be part of the Miami University Artists Series, Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015, along with Balsam Range. Show starts at 7:30pm at the Parrish Auditorium, 1601 University Blvd. Hamilton OH. Buy Tickets