Missy Raines Trio
Cleveland, OH, 44110
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Missy Raines Trio
7 Time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, Missy Raines, who has backed greats such as Claire Lynch, Mac Weisman, Kenny Baker, and Peter Rowan, now heads up this quartet with cool grooves that are rich, layered, and lush. Accompanied by guitar, mandolin, and drums, "...Raines launches her well-tended craft off the bluegrass dock into the waters of jazz and folk, holding onto the anchor of bluegrass while pushing steadily at the boundaries of the music that engulfs her." -Country Standard Time. New Frontier, their latest album on Compass Records, features Raines' vocals throughout and has lauded her comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Rosanne Cash. The territory The New Hip covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted right in the center of the stage directing with her bass every bit as much as she's playing it. Missy is currently working on her 3rd album for Compass Records to be released in 2017. This will be Raines' first all-original project.
G.S. Harper, an independent singer-songwriter and guitarist, was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas where he taught himself to play guitar at the age of 12. He began playing live at the age of 14 and everything since then has been what he calls a long and crazy ride. One that's not going to stop any time soon. Harper has played all over the United States, in small corner pubs and major arenas. He performs his original work and works as a freelance guitarist and bassist with bands and solo artists, from local independent musicians to national touring artists.
For most of the last 20 years, Harper has called Cleveland, Ohio home. Its gritty, hardworking, rust belt attitude added depth to his songwriting and was a good match for his Texas roots. Harper released his fifth project, New Mexico Dirt, in 2016 following a successful tour supporting his fourth release, Sixteen Winters. Harper's previous albums were Waiting for April (2002), Live from Cleveland (G.S. Harper and the Lonesome Tomatoes, 2006) and The Belmont Sessions (G.S. Harper with Andrew Zeager, 2008).