She has a rich history of touring and recording with many 1st generation legends such as Eddie Adcock, Mac Wiseman, Jesse McReynolds, Josh Graves, and Kenny Baker. A former member of the Claire Lynch Band, The Brother Boys, and the acoustic duo, Jim Hurst and Missy Raines.
Missy is also one fourth of the bluegrass group, Helen Highwater Stringband along with Mike Compton, David Grier, and Shad Cobb.
In addition to a full-time touring schedule of performance, Missy teaches at workshops and music camps all over the world and also heads up the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass School of Bass, a revolutionary interactive online music school.
"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