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Missy Raines


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Missy Raines has been named "Bass Player of the Year" by the International Bluegrass Music Association 7 times, more than any other bassist, male or female.
Missy's smokey and seductive alto has lauded her comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Rosanne Cash. She tours with her own trio and recently released the single, "Swept Away" on Compass Records featuring Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Sierra Hull & Molly Tuttle. Her album, "Royal Traveller", produced by Alison Brown is schedule for release Oct. 5, 2018.
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


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