Tag: Missy Raines

Artist2Artist – Missy Raines

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If you are a touring musician, it happens to you. If you are a new performer, it probably happens more often than you would like. They are the bane of every performing musician: pre-show jitters, on-stage distractions, and getting bummed out when shows don’t go […]

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Missy Raines Explores a New Frontier

| August 28, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Sometimes, you just have to chase a dream, even if it threatens to push you – or your fans — out of the comfort zone. That’s what Missy Raines did on New Frontier, the latest Compass Records release from Missy Raines and the New Hip. […]

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A Stars & Bars Reunion

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
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It’s a good thing Joe Zauner was hungry one night while visiting his aunt and uncle 35 years ago. It cemented his place in bluegrass folklore. Zauner, a picker from the Washington D.C. suburbs, chose a western Maryland pizza shop that night because he heard […]

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Breaking news from Missy Raines

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
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If you catch Missy Raines playing a show in the next few weeks, it’ll be hard to miss her newest accessory – a dark sling to help immobilize her right arm and shoulder. Missy fell in a Y gym in mid-January, fracturing the humerus bone of her arm in […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things

| December 31, 2012 | 2 Comments
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As a Bluegrass Today correspondent, I get to listen to a lot of music during the year. Some on CDs, some live. Some traditional bluegrass, some most definitely not. Some of it terrific, some of it, well, not so much. But one of the most […]

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Helen Highwater rises in Nashville

| November 5, 2012 | 2 Comments
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A new band is set to hit the scene, combining four Nashville superpickers itching to play together. David Grier is on guitar, Missy Raines on bass, Mike Compton on mandolin, and Shad Cobb on fiddle. They have chosen the clever name Helen Highwater (think about […]

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A Tag-Team Call for Diversity

| September 24, 2012 | 6 Comments
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Get over it, already. Missy Raines and Chris Jones didn’t say it quite so bluntly, but that was the underlying message of their keynote address to kick off IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Conference Monday in Nashville. Using humor, a bit of self-deprecation and video testimony […]

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A New Frontier for Missy Raines

| September 14, 2012 | 1 Comment
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There’s a lot going on in Missy Raines’ life these days. She’s in the studio with her band, The New Hip, working on a new album called New Frontier. Plus, she’s in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to help pay for it, and – […]

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Folk Remedies from Steve Spurgin

| July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
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California singer/songwriter Steve Spurgin has had a long career in acoustic music, weaving his way in and out of the bluegrass world over the years. Moving out west from his native Texas in the 1960s, he eventually found his way into Sundance, which featured Byron […]

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All-Stars signal Festival Season is coming

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Forget the groundhog and his dismal forecast of six more weeks of winter. I saw a sure sign Sunday night that spring – and bluegrass festival season – is just around the corner. The occasion was the All-Star Jam at the Birchmere Music Hall just […]

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