• Royal Traveller – Missy Raines

    Missy Raines’ reputation as both a bassist and one of bluegrass’ most preferred partisans is well known of course, but such is her skill that her abilities as a singer and songwriter are sadly underrated. Royal Traveller offers opportunity to

  • Allegheny Town video from Missy Raines

    Compass Records has released a second single/video from Missy Raines' new album, Royal Traveller. This is her first largely bluegrass project in some time, and it was warmly received by audiences in Raleigh last month during the World of Bluegrass

  • Swept Away video from Missy Raines

    A few weeks ago we premiered the first single from Missy Raines' upcoming Compass project, Royal Traveller. It's a song from Laurie Lewis, Swept Away, that Missy tracked with a group of her Nashville pals that she refers to as The

  • Q&A with Katy Daley – Missy Raines

    Last month, I was taken by a photo on Missy Raines' Facebook page showing her playing bass onstage at the Birchmere while John Duffey leaned in and chopped mandolin. They say a picture is worth a thousand words but a

  • New look for The New Hip

    Missy Raines has announced a number of changes with her touring group, The New Hip, and has recently signed with the Nashville-based agency Lost Buffalo Artists for representation. The New Hip has welcomed Jake Stargel in on guitar. A veteran of

  • Southport – A Festival with a Twist

    Louisa Branscomb knows a thing or two about songwriting, for sure. And she has two Grammys, two Song of the Year trophies (IBMA and SPBGMA), nearly 200 cuts, and a long list of hits to prove it. But her newest venture,

  • Helen Highwater to Roe Entertainment

    Roe Entertainment in Maryville, TN has announced the addition of Nashville supergroup Helen Highwater Stringband to their roster of talent. All booking representation for the group will now he handled by Roe. The band consists of four close friends with long