• Ellie Hakanson to Missy Raines & Allegheny

    Highly decorated Nashville bassist Missy Raines has a big announcement today concerning her touring bluegrass group, Allegheny. Fiddler Ellie Hakanson, known to bluegrass fans from her five year tenure with Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, is moving from Oregon to Nashville to

  • Missy Raines coming home to bluegrass

    Missy Raines is getting ready to celebrate a return to post-pandemic normalcy with another return – to her roots. The nine-time IBMA bass player of the year is booking dates and planning to record with her new band – her new

  • 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