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Austin, TX: Missy Raines & The New Hip, Colin Gilmore & Nicolette Good open

  • Lamar Senior Activity Center 2874 Shoal Crest Ave Austin, TX 78705 (map)

Missy Raines, seven-time winner of the IBMA Bass player of the year award, leads the trio New Hip, which is a rich, jazz-tinged combination of her bluegrass roots and thick Americana. Tickets: $17 in advance/ $22 day of the show (includes taxes and fees)

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Though the venue is in the Lamar Senior Activity Center, the concert is open to all and is not necessarily affiliated with the Center.

Missy Raines & the New Hip - Based out of Nashville, TN, Missy Raines is considered to be one of the most respected, popular, and trailblazing figures in bluegrass today. A seven-time winner of the IBMA Bass player of the year award, and a member of Allison Krauss’ first all-female bluegrass band, she has backed greats such as Claire Lynch, Mac Weisman, Kenny Baker, and Peter Rowan. Raines now leads her own innovative and genre-bending trio, The New Hip, which is a rich, jazz-tinged combination of her bluegrass roots and thick Americana. With a smoky and seductive alto, Missy Raines heads up this trio featuring mandolin/fiddle, upright bass, and acoustic guitar. The territory The New Hip covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted center stage, directing with her bass every bit as much as she's playing it. Missy Raines and the New Hip are set to release their 3rd album for Compass Records this Summer, produced by Alison Brown, where the sounds are lush, the groove is thick, and the songs memorable.

Missy Raines and The New Hip perform "South"

About Colin Gilmore & Nicolette Good

Colin Gilmore, a Lubbock native, spent many nights as a child in nightclubs such as Stubbs, where he witnessed songwriters like Joe Ely, Terry Allen and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore. He developed a taste for Buddy Holly, Townes Van Zandt and bands such as The Clash and The Pogues.

Gilmore has been writing, performing and touring for more than a decade. His latest release, The Wild and Hollow, recorded in Austin and Chicago, showcases rich arrangements and instrumentation while still leaning on his roots rock and singer/songwriter foundation.

Nicolette Good is a Texas singer-songwriter and 2012 winner of the Kerrville New Folk competition. In a voice that's at once refined and raw, Nicolette sings with penetrating insight about hope, wrenching love, and the mysteries of everyday life.

Her clever and effortless storytelling shines in toe-tappers like "Aloha" and "All the Time in the World." Songs like "Hurricane Caroline" tell intimate stories of enigmatic, tragic characters. Nicolette released "Little Boat on a Wave" (2015) following a residential artist program called The Lighthouse Works in New York. Critics have called her “a songwriter to follow” and “a poet of the first order."