Missy Raines & the New Hip
at C'Ville Coffee
The Prism Coffeehouse, Charlottesville, VA
Missy Raines & The New Hip
Iconic Bluegrass Bassist Leads Her New Frontier Quartet
Saturday April 7, 2018
Tickets: $16 advance / $18 door
At C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St. Charlottesville, VA 22903
Go to Missy Raines & The New Hip online.
With a smoky and seductive alto, 7 time IBMA Bass Player of the year, Missy Raines, heads up The New Hip quartet featuring mandolin, guitars, bass, drums and percussion. The territory The New Hip covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted right in the center of the stage, directing with her bass as much as she’s playing it. Missy is currently working on her third album for Compass Records to be released in 2017. The new project will feature many Missy originals and a variety of favorites from her huge repertoire of favorite artists.
Missy Raines is a former member of the Grammy-nominated Claire Lynch Band and the acclaimed duo Jim Hurst & Missy Raines. She is on of the most respected and trailblazing figures in bluegrass. Her rich pedigree reaches from legends such as Mac Wiseman, Kenny Baker, Josh Graves, and Eddie & Martha Adcock, to contemporary artists such as Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, and Dudley Connell. The New Hip features Jake Stargell – acoustic guitar and vocals, David Benedict – mandolin and vocals and Cody Martin – drums and percussion.
“Raines is not only a superb bassist but also an excellent singer, with a matter-of-fact, low-key delivery that’s sometimes hushed, sometimes seductive, sometimes channeling a simmering unease.”
– New York Music Daily
“The New Hip, along with bands such as the Avetts and Churchill, add their brilliance to the swiftly growing collection of Newgrass artists that have brought southern music to the mainstream.
– Deep South Magazine
“A seductive amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, and rock, recalling the earliest platters by Lucinda Williams and Rosanne Cash.”
– Icon Magazine