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Helen Highwater Stringband Joins Roe Entertainment Roster

Left to Right - David Grier, Shad Cobb, Missy Raines, Mike ComptonMaryville, TN -- Jim Roe of Roe Entertainment is pleased to welcome Helen Highwater Stringband to his roster of artists for exclusive booking representation. Shad Cobb, Mike Compton, David Grier and Missy Raines, all whom have forged a musical path as individuals for several decades each, have joined forces to form Helen Highwater Stringband.

Missy Raines & New Hip May 2nd at Bluegrass Museum

Missy Raines and New Hip7-time recipient of the Bass Player of the Year Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association, Missy Raines and her band New Hip will be performming at the International Bluegrass Music Museum on May 2nd.

New Music from Missy Raines, Scotland's Paul McKenna Band Now Available

Missy RainesNashville, TN -- Compass Records has just released two new albums for the month of August – New Frontier, the indie rock offering from award winning bluegrass music bass virtuoso Missy Raines and Elements, a refreshingly original Scottish folk album from Scotland's own Paul McKenna Band.

ArtistWorks Bluegrass Instructors Receive 2013 IBMA Award Nominations

Academy of BluegrassNapa, CA -- Leading social e-learning platform provider, ArtistWorks today announced that three instructors in their Online Academy of Bluegrass are nominated for International Bluegrass Music Awards. Banjo legend and online instructor Tony Trischka has been nominated for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for his contribution to the song "Foggy Mountain Rock" of the album Foggy Mountain Special: A Bluegrass Tribute to Earl Scruggs. Online Bass School instructor Missy Raines is nominated for Instrumental Performer of the Year for Bass and Online Flatpick Guitar instructor Bryan Sutton is nominated for Instrumental Performer of the Year for Guitar.

Bluegrass Bass Virtuoso Missy Raines Finds her Voice on “New Frontier”

 New FrontierNashville, TN -- Preparing for her upcoming August 27th release New Frontier, multi-award-winning bassist Missy Raines has just announced a string of fall tour dates in support of the new album, including a CD release show at Nashville's Station Inn. Raines, one of bluegrass music's most beloved musicians, explores the next step in her musical vision on the new album, redefining herself as a charismatic lead vocalist. /Images/MissyRainsFrontier.jpg

Bass Virtuoso Missy Raines Announces “New Frontier”

 New FrontierMulti-award-winning bass player Missy Raines has long been one of bluegrass music's most beloved musicians, but on New Frontier, set for release on August 27th, she explores the next step in her musical vision, redefining herself as a charismatic lead vocalist on a set of songs penned by Pierce Pettis, Sarah Siskind, Ed Snodderly, Zach Bevill and Raines herself. This Seven Time IBMA Bass Player of the Year artist finds her voice on these new tracks.

The 16th Annual Bill Monroe Appreciation Night

Bill MonroeNashville, TN -- Roland White & J.T. Gray present the 16th Annual Bill Monroe Appreciation Night at the world famous Station Inn, Nashville, TN. The event will take place Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 and Doors open @ 7:00pm-Showtime 8:00pm. Roland White and Jon Weisberger will host the event where you can hear some of the best bluegrass music on the planet!

Helen Highwater, Whimsical Goddess of String Music, Becomes a Band

Helen Highwater Band MembersNashville, TN -- It was just another night in Nashville: four friends—revered acoustic musicians—got together in a living room. The music bounced, danced, gathered strength, and lifted them in a way that only happens with the right players. So, they formed a band and named it Helen Highwater—the tough, whimsical goddess of string band music. It’s David Grier on guitar, Missy Raines on bass, Mike Compton on mandolin, Shad Cobb on fiddle, and power vocals from all four. All are bluegrass music veterans.

Academy of Bluegrass Instructors Nominated for Music Awards

Artistworks Academy of BluegrassLos Angeles, CA -- ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass superstar teaching artists, bassist Missy Raines and guitarist Bryan Sutton are nominated for "Instrumentalist of the Year" awards at the 23rd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA) scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. Raines has previously won "Instrumentalist of the Year" (Bass) seven times and this marks her eighth nomination in this category, while Sutton has previously won "Instrumentalist of the Year" (Guitar) and this is his tenth nomination in this category. These nominations reflect the quality of the Academy's instructors of bluegrass music instrumentation.

ArtistWorks Launches Online “Bass Super School”

Bass Super SchoolNapa, CA -- ArtistWorks announced today the launch of its new interactive “Bass Super School”, featuring virtuoso Jazz Bassist John Patitucci, Rock/Pop Bass Legend Nathan East, & Bluegrass Music Bass Phenom Missy Raines. The newly unveiled “ArtistWorks Bass Campus” offers bass enthusiasts around the world the chance to learn to play bass directly from three legendary bassists.

The Bluegrass All-Star Jam Set for Performances in Virginia and New York

Claire LynchThe Bluegrass All-Star Jam will celebrate American roots music this weekend with performances in Troy, New York and Alexandria, Virginia. Performances will be held Feb 10 and 12, 2012. The Bluegrass All-Star Jam will celebrate American roots music this weekend with performances in Troy, New York and Alexandria, Virginia. This all-star event is truly a unique experience with the best and brightest in bluegrass music featuring the award-winning talents of: Claire Lynch, Sammy Shelor, Michael Cleveland, Josh Williams, Kenny & Amanda Smith, and Missy Raines.

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