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 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.
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.
Missy Raines & The New Hip will be performing a free show in Missy’s home state of West Virginia at Twin Falls Resort State Park near Mullens, WV, Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 7pm. The show is free and open to the public and is rain or shine.
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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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 Eilts, Dan Sadowsky, Phyllis Erck, Ed Kemmick, Wes Horton, John 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.
Whoo Hoo! Missy Raines & The New Hip have been selected as an official 2016 IBMA Showcase Band at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Ramble in Raleigh, NC Sept 27- 29, 2016. The New Hip was chosen from over 150 submissions. Admission to the Bluegrass Ramble is included with an IBMA Business Conference Registration or passes may be purchased separately at https://ibma.org/
We are really excited to announce that Missy Raines & New Hip will be sharing the evening with acoustic trio, Quiles & Cloud, Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, at the World Famous The Station Inn. Show starts at 9PM and tickets are $15.
The Station Inn is located in the Gulch at 402 12th Avenue South,Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 255-3307.
We can’t wait to head out west this spring for our Big Sky Tour 2016. May 4th – May 14th. We’ll be playing in Missouri, Colorado and Montana. Some of the cities include; Denver, Boulder, Kansas City, Cortez, Bozeman, Miles City and Billings… For full details about the tour go HERE
The New Hip is excited to announce our performance at the Southport Songwriter Festival in Southport, NC Saturday, April 23, 2016 8PM. A non-profit event to benefit songwriters and build community within the region. Artists appearing include Claire Lynch, Missy Raines & the New Hip, Teresa Neal, Jeanette Williams Band, Eliza Gilkyson, Louisa Branscomb, Tony Rackley, Tommy Edwards, Laura McLean,
Missy will be offering a 90 minute Bass Workshop at Bradford & Franzke Fret Shop in Kansas City, MO on Wednesday, May 4th, 7pm. To sign up or for more info, call Tracey at 816-283-0400 or email email@example.com. Bradford & Franzke Fret Shop is located at 4448 Belleview, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. (816) 283-0400 Cost is $40 per person.