Missy Raines & The New Hip

Missy RainesWe told you a while back that Missy Raines was putting together a new band to play a few dates when she’s not on the road with Claire Lynch.

The band’s first performance is coming up the end of this month at the Down Home Pickin’ Parlor in Johnson City, TN. The band will be performing both Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, 2007. The shows start at 9PM and tickets are $14.

The band, The New Hip, consists of:

  • Megan McCormick: guitar(s) and vocals
  • Michael Witcher: dobro, lap steel and vocals
  • Ethan Ballinger: mandolin and guitar
  • David Heyer: percussion

More info about The New Hip can be found on Missy’s website.

In addition to this first outing by the band, Missy is running a contest to name the bands tour vehicle. The vehicle is a white Dodge Grand Caravan. Fans can submit names for the van between now and midnight CST, March 28, 2007.

Entries will be judged by bandmembers of the new hip for originality, aptness, humor, how well the name rolls off their tongues and mostly by which name they like best. In the event of a tie, Missy will choose the winning name.

The winner will be announced on Missy’s website and at the Down Home show the end of this month. Prizes include the first membership to the new band fan club, an autographed show poster from the Down Home Wold Tour, acknowledgement from the stage at the band’s first show.

Submit your entry here.