Friday, May 6
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$22.00 ($19.00 Concert Member)
Bass virtuoso and 7-time International Bluegrass Music Association bass player of the year, Missy Raines is one of the most respected, popular, and trailblazing figures in bluegrass and Americana music. On her latest release “New Frontier,” Missy explores her dusky, emotive alto, layered among the cool grooves and expansive soundscapes provided by her band, The New Hip: guitar/vocals Jake Stargel, mandolin/vocals David Benedict and percussion Cody Martin.
For anyone familiar with Raines’ music, “New Frontier” will seem like a radical departure, but for Raines it’s the natural extension of her musical curiosity and adventurous spirit. The album’s ten tracks draw from songs written by Pierce Pettis, Sarah Siskind, Ed Snodderly, and even Raines herself, and borrow from Americana, newgrass, indie rock and acoustic jazz. This album is certain to expand Raines’ profile in roots music and surprise anyone who thought her talents were limited to the bluegrass and new acoustic music. Special guests include Sam Bush, Zach Bevill and former New Hip bassist Robert Crawford.