Missy Raines & The New Hip
7-Time IBMA Bass Player of the Year
Friday, October 18th, 2013, 8pm
PAC3 Performing ArtsCenter
Ph: (970) 379-5403 Tickets: $12-17
The PAC3 Performing Arts Center presents 7-Time IBMA Bass Player of the Year Missy Raines and her Americana jazz-grass band, The New Hip, Friday, October 18th in Carbondale, Colorado. Raines has long been one of bluegrass music’s most beloved musicians, but on New Frontier, released August 27th on Compass Records, she explores the next step in her musical vision, redefining herself as a charismatic lead vocalist on a set of Americana, and newgrass influenced songs penned by Pierce Pettis, Sarah Siskind, Ed Snodderly, Zach Bevill and Raines herself.
Raines shapes a unique sonic landscape aroundthe cool grooves of The New Hip (guitarist/co-producer Ethan Ballinger, mandolinist Jarrod Walker, drummer Josh Fox and Raines’ distinctive upright bass), joined by special guests including Sam Bush, The Farewell Drifters’ Zach Bevill and former New Hip percussionist Robert Crawford. But the real stand out here is Raines’ emotive alto—It’s an unexpected pleasure; smooth in delivery and surprising in context, it is the defining element of New Frontier.