Missy Raines is the most decorated bass player in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association with seven IBMA Awards to her name. A former member of the Claire Lynch Band, as well as her acclaimed duo with Jim Hurst, Missy Raines is one of the most popular figures in the bluegrass community and a trailblazer in her field.
Her rich pedigree reaches from legends such as Mac Wiseman, Kenny Baker, Josh Graves, and Eddie Adcock, to contemporary artists like Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, Dudley Connell and Don Rigsby. Missy also toured and recorded with the rootsy, edgy Brother Boys. Missy has toured and performed extensively all over the world for the last 25 years and has given bass lessons at dozens of workshops and music camps.
Aside from her online bass lessons at ArtistWorks Missy plays with her own band (The New Hip), bridging the genres of newgrass and jazz in the spirit of David Grisman and many other musical influences.