• 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

  • Claire Lynch on WNCW

    Claire Lynch will be appearing on WNCW's Goin' Across The Mountain program on Saturday (1/12) at 2:00 p.m. (EST). She and her fine band will perform live in the station's Studio B, where they will also chat with host Dennis Jones.

  • Missy Raines & The New Hip

    We posted last week with the news that Missy Raines would be leaving her position with Claire Lynch to pursue her own group full time. We asked Missy to share a few words about her new endeavor, and her feelings upon

  • Missy Raines strikes out on her own

    Missy Raines has announced that she will leave her position as bass player with The Claire Lynch Band, her musical home for the past 12 years, to focus full-time on her own group, Missy Raines & The New Hip. The band