Americana Music Association Showcase with Lost Buffalo Artists & Friends

Come celebrate the AMA’s with Lost Buffalo Artists and friends on Thursday, Sept 22 from 1-5pm.   Missy Raines & The New Hip will be performing at 3:55- 4:20pm.  Shake off that post-award ceremony hangover and join us for an afternoon of bloody marys and intimate showcases featuring:

1:00-1:25: Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow
1:35-2:00: Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
2:10-2:35: Locust Honey
2:45-3:10: Molly Tuttle
3:20-3:45: Kristin Andreassen
3:55-4:20: Missy Raines & the New Hip
4:30-4:55: Lonely Heart Stringband

Held at Petway Central Station, headquarters of the New Roots Exchange Concert Series and home of Lindsay Lou & Josh Rilko (of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys), Hasee Ciaccio, and Mollie Farr.

WHO CAN COME?: Everyone is welcome (kids too). This is a free showcase event, but there is a suggested donation of $5 to take advantage of the bloody mary bar!

We’ll also be broadcasting all the performances LIVE on Concert Window, so tell your friends in other towns that they can tune in for a sneak peek into the AMA’s!

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Missy Raines & The New Hip to play at Hoedown On The Harpeth Oct 14, 2016

We couldn’t be more excited to be part of the inaugural Hoedown On The Harpeth in Kingston Springs, TN on Friday, October 14th.   The festival is conveniently located just 20 miles west of Nashville on the Hayshed Farm.  For more information about the festival click here.  Discounted tickets are now on sell.  Venue address: Hayshed Farms, 1514 W Kingston Springs Rd, Kingston Springs, TN 37082

This festival has a unique mission.  Hoedown On The Harpeth will showcase bluegrass, old time, western swing, classic country, & honky-tonkin’, acoustic music from Nashville’s many local artists as well as guest artists from around the world. Our purpose is to honor the history and experience of country music, from the sound of the old-time fiddle on the front porch to the inception of the Grand Ole Opry and on to the “Bakersfield Sound”. Country music legends such as Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Sr., Lefty Frizzell, Bob Wills, and Bill Monroe – to name a few – spent their lives loving and playing music for all of us to enjoy; therefore, we submit that the original sounds of such pioneers of country music be celebrated for purposes of preservation, growth, and most importantly appreciation by fans and musicians alike. Hoedown On The Harpeth will be more than just a festival; it will be an entire experience.

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Missy Raines & The New Hip at Hills of Tennessee Roots Music Series Oct 15, 2016

We are really looking for to performing for the Hills of Tennessee Roots Music Series at Bird Song Studio, Woodbury, TN (just a short drive from Nashville) on Saturday, October 15th.  Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm  Tickets are $10 in Advance or At The Door.

Bird Song Studio is an old church converted to a house and concert venue.  With gorgeous acoustics and a vibey, sacred ambience, this room is a remarkable space in which to experience music.  The Hills of Tennessee Roots Music Series is fast becoming one of the best concert series in the Nashville/mid-state region featuring artists such as Mary Gauthier, Jeff Black, The Danberrys and more.   Continue reading


Missy Raines & The New Hip Sign with Lost Buffalo Artists

We are so very excited to announce that we have signed with Lost Buffalo Artists!  Founded by Mollie Farr, Lost Buffalo Artists is an independent booking and management company working with some of the most compelling and passionate musicians in Americana and Roots music today.

Says Mollie, ”I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Missy Raines & the New Hip come on board with the Lost Buffalo team. Adding the group to the roster is an honor, and I can’t think of another group of musicians who so naturally fits the Lost Buffalo model and ethos.”    Contact Mollie Farr at (941) 356-3118  or   Email Mollie


mollie-2Mollie Farr runs Lost Buffalo Artists from her home in Nashville, TN. Born and raised in SW Florida, Mollie grew up in the tropical south feeling a bit like a “lost buffalo” herself (imagine a buffalo that somehow made its way to Florida!), spending most of her childhood and adolescence traveling around to music festivals with her father.  Over the years a profound admiration and understanding of American roots music became engrained in her and it was here in this musical community that she truly found her path. Mollie received a degree in
ethnomusicology, writing her thesis on the origins of the accordion in Cajun music.  It is this deep ethnomusicological understanding that gives her a unique perspective when it comes to booking and management as she looks at each artist and their path amidst a long line of tradition as it grows and shifts into the present moment.

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Missy Raines Receives 2016 IBMA Award Nomination for Bass Player of the Year

Nominees for the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards have been announced and Missy Raines is among the top 5 bassists recognized once again this year.  Missy has been awarded the IBMA Bass Player of the Year honors 7 times, more than any other bass player (male or female) in the history of the event.  Joining her on the nominations list for this award is a very stout group of seasoned and stellar bassists including Barry Bales, Mike Bub, Mark Schatz, and Alan Bertrum.

The International Bluegrass Music Awards Show is the biggest night on the bluegrass calendar.  The awards recognize outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in the genre as determined by professionals in the bluegrass music industry. Held annually since 1990, today almost two dozen awards are handed out to recognize the top achievements across the industry.  The 2016 Awards Show will be held Thursday, September 29 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hall in the Oak City, lovely Raleigh, NC.

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Missy Raines & The New Hip At Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Missy Raines & The New Hip will be performing at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol TN/VA Thursday, July 14th, 2016, at 7:00pm as part of the Farm & Fun Time live radio broadcast along with Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass and Bill & The Belles.

Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time, is a live radio show at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and hosted by Radio Bristol’s Kris Truelsen.

Tickets to be part of the studio audience are $20 with open seating; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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The New Hip June Newsletter

Here’s an excerpt from our most recent newsletter.  To join our mailing list sign up here for free!

We had a fantastic Big Sky Tour in May and have had a chance to catch our collective breaths and are looking forward to our next adventures.
Special, special thanks go to Glenn Bradford, Bradford & Franzke Fret Shop, Leo EiltsDan Sadowsky, Phyllis Erck, Ed Kemmick, Wes HortonJohn Lowell and Joanne Gardner, and Larry, Don, and all the folks at The Confluence who, along with their families, made such a difference for us on our journey. They housed us, fed us, made us laugh, promoted us, and generally lifted us up with their kindness…all for the love of music and community.  We couldn’t have done it without you oh ‘Angels of the Road’!  Check out my blog to see photos from the tour.

Nashville Peeps…Coming up this month The New Hip will be at the Station Inn on Wednesday, June 8th with the fantastic acoustic trio, Quiles & Cloud.  9pm showtime and tickets are only $15 at the door.

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