Interview with the Herald-Tribune
Thanks to Vicki Dean and the Herald-Tribune for this feature on our upcoming show in Sarasota Florida.
Interview: Bluegrass star Missy Raines on stepping into the spotlight
It’s not easy for a bluegrass bass player to step into the spotlight to front her own band.
A native of Short Gap, West Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Cumberland, Maryland, Raines said she grew up listening to bluegrass, as her parents were fans of progressive Washington, D.C.-area bands the Country Gentlemen and the Seldom Scene.
Raines won the International Bluegrass Music Association bass player of the year award seven times while playing with some of the greats in the genre, including a long stint with Claire Lynch. Raines & her band, The New Hip, play Jan. 26 at Sarasota’s Fogartyville. To read more.