San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"A seductive amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, and rock, recalling the earliest platters by Lucinda Williams and Rosanne Cash.” —Icon Magazine
Missy Raines & The New Hip’s music is immediate. A few seconds in and you know whether you like a band or not. Missy Raines & The New Hip hits the downbeat. The riff and rhythm of electric guitar and the kick of acoustic bass and drums carry you across the first few changes. Then Missy’s clear, intimate voice tells the story. You lean in and listen.
They don’t manipulate you—they move you. This is a band that trusts the simple, basic things that create a conversation between the listener and the band: rhythm, tone, space, and great new songs. You bring your desire for something real. They bring the music.
But real and simple are not real simple. These players have honed their art. Although they are a new (and yes, hip) band, what comes through is their love and mastery of jazz, fusion, blues, Americana, and bluegrass.
They know what these styles have in common: the magic of music made fresh with each performance. The band explores old sounds and creates something new—a dialog of acoustic and electric, of drive and groove, of what is and what if.
When they play, you feel it—immediately.
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 contemporary artists such as Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, Dudley Connell, Don Rigsby, and the Brother Boys.
With the New Hip, Raines explores her dusky, emotive alto, layered among cool grooves and expansive soundscapes.
Missy Raines- acoustic bass, vocals
Jarrod Walker- mandolin, guitar, vocals
Cody Martin - drums
Give them a listen, you're going to love them!
Jay Byrd, Lara Supan, and Ben Potok, blend to make South Rail’s sound undoubtedly their own. Robust harmonies backed by solid songwriting and musicianship define the band’s original music, steeped in a fusion of authentic Americana and Rock and Roll.
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Keep the Music Playing
Keep the Music Playing (ktmp.org) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit serving the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford, Virginia areas. We are dedicated to supporting the awareness, appreciation, and preservation of American music genres through performance and educational opportunities.