Missy Raines strikes out on her own

Missy Raines & The New Hip - Michael Wichter, Missy Raines, Megan McCormick, Ethan BallingerMissy Raines has announced that she will leave her position as bass player with The Claire Lynch Band, her musical home for the past 12 years, to focus full-time on her own group, Missy Raines & The New Hip.

The band features Missy on bass with the assistance of Michael Wichter on resonator guitar, Megan McCormick on guitar, Ethan Ballinger on mandolin and Lee Holland on percussion.

Missy said that she would send us some details shortly about the band’s plans for ’08 and beyond, and we’ll post an update as soon as we hear back from her.

We wish her well in her new career as a band leader.

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