Interview with the Herald-Tribune

Thanks to Vicki Dean and the Herald-Tribune for this feature on our upcoming show in Sarasota Florida.

Missy Raines & The New Hip will be at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Thursday, January 26th, 7pm  941-545-5635;  For more Tour info.

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.

 Missy Raines found her voice along the way, as she also dove into the role of lead singer while branching out to a new genre

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.