• 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

  • Missy’s Christmas Blog

    This Christmas memory comes from Missy Raines, bassist with Claire Lynch, and leader of her own group, Missy Raines & The New Hip. It's late, and Ben and I are making our way to my childhood home for a Christmas

  • Claire Lynch Sings Crowd Favorites

    Our UK correspondent, Richard F. Thompson, shares this review. Claire Lynch has recorded five CDs for the Rounder label previously. The latest, Crowd Favorites (Rounder 0600), consists of several songs in a 'best of' collection that in typical fashion these

  • Additional Thanks From Missy

    Missy Raines wrote in this morning to offer some additional thanks she was unable to give during the award show last night due to time constraints. I've copied her comments below. Dear folks, I am so honored to have received the

  • Missy Raines & The New Hip in CA

    Award-winning bassist Missy Raines is on tour this week in California with her band, The New Hip. This brief run to the west coast began yesterday (6/3) in Berkeley, and continues through the week with stops in Felton, San Deigo,

  • Big show on WDVX March 30

    Blue Plate Special has a special 90 minute edition of the program on tap for Friday (3/30) on WDVX. It's a triple bill featuring live (in studio) performances from The Jerry Douglas Band, Kenny & Amanda Smith and Missy Raines and

  • Missy Raines & The New Hip

    We told you a while back that Missy Raines was putting together a new band to play a few dates when she's not on the road with Claire Lynch. The band's first performance is coming up the end of this month

  • Jim & Missy hang it up

    In the midst of all the announcements of new bands and changing personnel that have been made this year, there is one that we have yet to mention. After 8 years, Jim Hurst and Missy Raines have decided to call

  • New Bluegrass Music Profiles on the way

    The November/December issue of Bluegrass Music Profiles is in the mail, with Rhonda Vincent on the cover. Publishers Kevin and Lori Kerfoot tell us that this is their first Women In Bluegrass edition - an "all girls issue" - something

  • Claire Lynch – GrassCast Interview #50

    Listen now: (IE users click to activate) Our guest on this episode of The GrassCast is Claire Lynch. In the interview John and Claire discuss her history in bluegrass music, talk about her band members, and