Missy Raines Headed to Australia on Heels of Historic Bluegrass Award Wins
Bluegrass bass royalty Missy Raines is headed to Australia and New Zealand this October for an extensive tour. Missy Raines has just returned from this year’s International Bluegrass Music Awards making history. This year, she has won the Bluegrass Bass Player of the Year Award for the eighth time, an award which she has claimed more than anyone else in bluegrass history. Raines’ recording of Darlin’ Pal(s) of Mine from her new album Royal Traveller, was also named the 2019 Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year.
Let’s review some of the accolades of late regarding Missy’s work:
Released in October of 2018 on Compass Records, Royal Traveller was called “Unerringly affecting and exquisitely executed” by Bluegrass Today. The first single from Raines’ album, Swept Away, released in early 2018, was awarded the 2018 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year, and featured a new collaboration of the five women who were first to win the IBMA instrumental awards in their categories. The group consists of Sierra Hull, Molly Tuttle, Alison Brown, Becky Buller and Raines, and the group is now known as “The First Ladies of Bluegrass”.
The bluegrass community has always been my family, and I’m so grateful for their continued support of my music. I’m also thrilled to be heading to Australia and New Zealand for the first time with this new album – Missy Raines.
Missy’s upcoming tour includes stops at the Patchewollock Bluegrass Festival and the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival as well as club shows at the Petersham Bowling Club in Sydney, the Spotted Mallard in Melbourne and Cafe One2one in Auckland among a slew of tour dates.
The Missy Raines Trio, with whom she will be touring the Southern Hemisphere features guitarist Ben Garnett and fiddle player George Jackson. Jackson is a native of New Zealand and will be recognized throughout Australia as a former member of international trio One Up, Two Down, and Australian bluegrass outfit, The Company. Garnett is originally from Texas, and has been gathering acclaim for his versatile guitar skills and was chosen to be a part of the exclusive Savannah Music Festival in 2017.
OCT 17 Thu – Petersham Bowling Club Petersham.
OCT 18 Fri – Missy Raines Trio at Hotel Blue “Live at the Attic” Katoomba.
OCT 19 Sat – Missy Raines Trio at Patchewollock Bluegrass Festival, Patchewollock.
OCT 21 Mon – The Spotted Mallard Brunswick.
OCT 22 Tus – Miss Raines Trio at Mountain Pickers Club, Fern Tree Gully.
OCT 23 Wed – Missy Raines Trio at Yinnar Pub, Yinnar.
OCT 24 Thu – Missy Raines Trio at Smith’s Alternative, Canberra.
OCT 25 Fri – Missy Raines Trio at Dorrigo Bluegrass Festival, Dorrigo
OCT 26 Sat – Missy Raines Trio at Dorrigo Bluegrass Festival, Dorrigo.
OCT 27 Sun – Missy Raines Trio at Dorrigo Bluegrass Festival, Dorrigo
OCT 28 Mon – The Junk Bar, Ashgrove
OCT 30 Wed – Missy Raines Trio at Whangateau Hall, Whangateau.
OCT 31 Thu – Missy Raines Trio at Hauraki House Theatre, Coromandel.
NOV 1 Fri – Missy Raines Trio at Katikati Folk Club – The Arts Junction, Katikati.
NOV 2 Sat – Missy Raines Trio at Wellington Bluegrass Society, Lower Hutt.
NOV 3 Sun – Missy Raines Trio at Whanganui Musicians Club, Whanganui.
NOV 4 Mon – Missy Raines Trio at The Globe Theatre, Palmerston North.
NOV 5 Tue – Missy Raines Trio at The Jam Factory at The Incubator, Tauranga,
NOV 6 Wed – Missy Raines Trio at Cafe One2One, Auckland.
See the website for international dates and tickets.