Missy Raines is a true icon in bluegrass music and this 7 time IBMA Bass Player of the Year returns to her roots with this acoustic trio featuring George Jackson on fiddle and banjo, and Ben Garnett on guitar. Their close harmonies and interweaving musical interaction makes for a dynamic performance. On her new album, "Royal Traveller", produced by Alison Brown, Raines comes into her own as a vocalist and songwriter on a collection of songs that reflect the breadth of her musical vision. The album’s first single “Swept Away", written by Laurie Lewis, features the First Ladies of Bluegrass: Missy, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Becky Buller and Alison Brown, all of whom, like Missy, were the first women in the history of the IBMA to win Instrumentalist of the Year awards on their respective instruments. "Swept Away" was named 2018 IBMA "Recorded Event of the Year".
"Royal Traveller" is available for download and streaming now.
Tennessee Shines Radio Show is performed for a live audience every Wednesday at 7pm at Boyd's Jig & Reel musical pub in Knoxville's historic Old City. The show is broadcast live on WDVX FM and WDVX.com.Tickets are $7 plus applicable fees in advance, available at http://jigandreel.ticketleap.com/ or $10 at the door starting at 6pm.