Balsam Range welcomes Missy Raines
CANTON -- Balsam Range continues its popular Winter Concert Series Saturday night at Canton's historic Colonial Theatre with a sold-out show featuring guest Missy Raines and her band The New Hip.
Recognized seven times by the International Bluegrass Music Association as Bass Player of the Year -- more than any bass player in IBMA history -- the Short Gap, West Virginia, native branches out from her bluegrass background with her band The New Hip. The bass-playing singer began feeling a new sound some 20 years ago -- one that would build on bluegrass by infusing it with jazz and blues. With The New Hip, Raines finally brings life to the feeling.
"I came from really strong and deep bluegrass roots," said Raines in a recent telephone interview. "The New Hip is not your traditional band. We' ...