Join us at the 14th Annual Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival, in Sebastopol, CA, Saturday, March 8, from 1pm- 9pm for a full day of music. Also appearing are Rita Hosking, High Country, Hot Frittatas, Front Country, Mike Justis Band and Spark & Whisper. Tickets available online here. Festival held at the Sebastopol Community Center 390 Morris St. Sebastopol, CA. Continue reading
STRINGS Magazine sat down recently with Missy Raines to discuss her perspective on Bluegrass Bass playing.
At a bluegrass festival in Camp Springs, North Carolina, a group of preteen children watched a performance by the Bluegrass Alliance, which included boundary-pushing “new grass” virtuosos Sam Bush, mandolin, and Tony Rice, guitar.
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“The show opened with West Virginia native Missy Raines and her latest band, The New Hip. Raines is an award-winning bass player and would normally be found playing bluegrass. This latest chapter in her musical career has her playing something Larry Groce called “Americana.” In my mind that word conjures up images of folk musicians, and while Raines definitely has the storytelling aspect of folk, her sound is so much more.
With a dark, melodic, honey-rich voice Raines was too country to describe as bluesy, and way too bluesy to be pop. Her sound was seductive and enthralling — kind of like Amy Winehouse meets Rosanne Cash. Her band lent the perfect foil of mandolin and steel guitar.” – Charleston Gazette
We are excited to tell you we’ll be playing live in the Volcano Room at Bluegrass Underground in McMinnville TN on Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 along with most excellent singer, songwriter and bassist, Ashleigh Caudill & Friends. Show is at 1pm. Come early and take the tour of the cave. This is a once in a lifetime experience. Tix $20
“New Frontier” came in at #10 on the Top 30 Chart on one of Canada’s top Roots stations, CKUA, in Edmonton, Alberta. Thank You, Canada!