Missy Raines & The New Hip

STRINGS Magazine Feature Missy Raines

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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“Amy Winehouse meets Rosanne Cash” says Charleston Gazette

“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

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“New Frontier” Gets Rave Review From No Depression

“The interactions between IBMA bassist, Missy Raines, and her quartet, The New Hip, display both awareness in and finesse for music that can drive hard and insistently but then also shift gears to soft, spacious nuances with just as powerful of a musical effect.”

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Missy part of West Virginia Music Hall of Fame Show 11/16/13

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inducted a diverse group of musicians and entertainers in November, including Tim O’Brien and The Goins Brothers.  Both Melvin Goins and Tim performed as part of the ceremony and I was honored to be part of the show along with Mollie O’Brien, Kathy Mattea, Buddy Griffin, Charlie McCoy and others.   Continue reading