Missy Raines is a 7-time recipient of the Bass Player of the Year Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association and has backed such greats as Claire Lynch, Mac Wiseman, Peter Rowan and Kenny Baker. She is one of the most respected, popular, and trailblazing figures in bluegrass.
In addition to Missy on bass and vocals, The New Hip is rounded out with Jake Stargell on guitar, David Benedict on mandolin and Cody Martin on drums. The New Hip is a progressive bluegrass act, expanding the boundaries of the genre by delicately blending folk, rock and jazz influences, while holding true to their bluegrass roots. The sounds are lush, the groove is thick and the songs are memorable.
"Raines' vocals bring a gorgeous, nurturing confidence." - No Depression
"A seductive amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, and rock, recalling the earliest platters by Lucinda Williams and Roseanne Cash." - ICON Magazine
"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
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