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Missy Raines & The New Hip to play Southport Songwriter 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 8PM.  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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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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