• Exit Jim Hurst

    Jim Hurst has announced his departure from The Claire Lynch Band after 10 years of faithful service. He worked with her as a member of The Front Porch String Band from 1995-2000, and again with The Claire Lynch Band from

  • Eddie and Martha benefit report

    We posted last month about the benefit concert for Eddie & Martha Adcock, held to help them overcome the financial difficulties they face as a result of Eddie's medical issues this past year. Scott Street, an attorney in Richmond, VA

  • Busy week for Katy Daley

    In addition to preparing for IBMA, WAMU's Bluegrass Country host Katy Daley has several big interviews on tap this week during her morning show. This morning (9/23) at 9:00 a.m. (EDT), Katy will speak with Valerie Smith about her 3rd annual

  • New reso book from Mike Witcher

    Mike Witcher, current reso man with Missy Raines & The New Hip, has published a second instructional book for resonator guitar. Resonator Guitar: 20 Bluegrass Jam Favorites contains precisely what the title suggests. Mike has created intermediate level arrangements for 20

  • Bluegrass ladies in the Wall Street Journal

    Today's Wall Street Journal has an article on Alison Brown and her company, Compass Records, that also includes brief interviews with three Compass artists who have recent releases - Dale Ann Bradley, Missy Raines, and Brown herself. The article - The

  • Missy Raines youth movement continues unabated

    Missy Raines' fine band, The New Hip, keeps getting younger, and Missy just keeps getting... better! She has announced that Dominick Leslie, mandolinist l'enfant terrible currently studying at the Berklee College of Music, will be joining her on the road this

  • Missy Raines on Bluegrass Country

    Missy Raines is in DC with her young touring band, the New Hip. They have a show this evening (3/9) in nearby Rockville, MD for the Institute of Musical Traditions, but will stop off this morning at the WAMU studios

  • Missy Raines – Inside Out

    Missy Raines has been a fixture on the bluegrass and acoustic music scene for most of her life. I first met her (and husband, Ben Surratt) in the early 1980s when she was performing as a member of Cloud Valley,

  • Missy Raines and Compass Records

    Missy Raines, seven-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, has signed a multi-project deal with Compass Records, run by fellow IBMA Award winner Alison Brown and her husband, Garry West. A new CD will be released on February 10, 2009, the