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Missy Raines & The New Hip

Missy Raines & The New Hip

Sat, November 12, 2016

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12 adv / $15 door

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Missy Raines & The New Hip
With a voice described as “smoky and seductive”, 7-Time IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Bass Player of the Year Missy Raines is heading east with new band members and a fresh sound. Missy Raines & The New Hip covers broad territory, ranging from bluegrass virtuosity to ambient Americana-esque lushness over a jazz-tinged landscape. The compass is set by Raines, planted right in the center of the stage, directing with her upright bass every bit as much as she plays it. With Jake Stargel on guitar and vocals, David Benedict on mandolin and vocals, and Cody Martin on percussion, the New Hip’s new sounds are lush with a thick groove and infectious melodies. When they play, you feel it - immediately.

"…an ensemble perfectly balanced between brilliantly composed precision and equally brilliant spontaneity." Jon Weisberger, The Nashville Scene

"…The New Hip features some deft singer-songwriter vocal change-ups, as well as
musically witty instrumentals that cross over into what could just as
well be labeled progressive jazz."
-Wall Street Journal

"Raines continues to reach far beyond the confines of bluegrass with her inventiveness…Her roots remain distinctively bluegrass, while her originals and arrangements reflect her eclectic taste." -Strings Magazine

"With a string of high profile gigs and seven bluegrass Bassist of the Year awards behind her—Raines offers her solo debut, Inside Out. The CD showcases the range of Missy's talent, as she leads her quintet of young acoustic aces through bluegrass, newgrass, pop, and jazz terrains with solid yet inventive support, fluid solos, and engaging vocals."
-Bass Player Magazine

"MerleFest Bands To Watch" "Missy Raines and the New Hip are another much-buzzed-about band on the scene these days. Pulling from contemporary country, jazz, bluegrass, and their own imaginations, their music is smooth and sweet."

"She's been named the International Bluegrass Music Association's Bass Player of the Year a record seven times, but Missy Raines never lets displays of instrumental virtuosity get in the way of a good song or a swinging groove on her first album with nimble new backing group The New Hip. Inside Out rests comfortably at the sweet spot where bluegrass and jazz meet…"
Chris Neal -Country Weekly

"There is indeed great chemistry between the band members and it most definitely reflects to the music they create.
With her incredible bass playing aside, Missy's steamy vocals are also unique for the genre. She has the voice of a jazz singer mixed with country and pop influences."
- The Prog File

"If music was a corn field–then Missy Raines & The New Hip would be the big #%*# tractor plowing a big $#&* groove you could see from outer space." -an innocent bystander

"One minute they're a smokey jazz band, next minute they're rocking out, it's incredible." -a happy club owner

Some background on Missy:

Missy Raines is a 7-time recipient of the Bass Player of the Year Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association and a former member of the Grammy-nominated Claire Lynch Band and the acclaimed duo Jim Hurst & Missy Raines. She is one of the most respected, popular, and trailblazing figures in bluegrass. Her rich pedigree reaches from legends such as Mac Wiseman, Kenny Baker, Josh Graves, and Eddie & Martha Adcock, to current artists such as Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, Dudley Connell, Don Rigsby, and the Brother Boys.
Venue Information:
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229