Mike Witcher exits New Hip

Mike Witcher, who has played resonator guitar with Missy Raines and the New Hip since its inception in 2002, has announced his departure from the group. In addition to being a fine musician, Witcher also has a photography business, and offers online lessons using video chat.

Mike tells us that he is dedicating his energy now to expanding his educational efforts.

“I am currently working on a video based instructional web site for Dobro which I plan to launch this summer. I am very excited to move on to new musical endeavors and wish Missy all the best.”

Missy says that she has not yet made a decision about a permanent new hire, but has Todd Livingston touring with the band on reso guitar in the interim.

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