• 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

  • Changes in hipville

    News from Missy Raines & The New Hip... Original guitarist Megan McCormick has departed to pursue a career in indie rock, and 17 year old Dillon Hodges - 2007 Winfield Flatpicking Champion - is stepping in. Missy shares the mixed feelings that

  • Missy Raines & The New Hip: EP

    Missy Raines is one of those musicians who seems to defy all the laws of both nature and logic. How can someone be that small, and that good on such a large instrument? Why would a bass player front a

  • Catch New Hip on Blue Plate Special

    When you finish listening to Cherryholmes live on WFDU.org, you can point your browser over to WDVX.com and hear Missy Raines & The New Hip perform on Blue Plate Special. They will be performing live before a studio audience between

  • Shindig in Bristol

    Our Grasstowne buddies, Alan Bibey and Phil Leadbetter, both contacted us earlier this week mentioning the big doin's in Bristol, TN on Saturday (1/26). It's the 3rd annual Pickin' at the Paramount all star show where top bluegrass artists get together