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New Music from Bass Virtuoso Missy Raines and Scotland’s Paul McKenna Band Now Available
Raines Finds Her Indie Rock Voice;
McKenna Launches Scottish Folk Music into the 21st Century
(Nashville, TN) August 27, 2013 – Compass Records has just released two new albums for the month of August – New Frontier, the indie rock offering from bass virtuoso Missy Raines, and Elements, a refreshingly original Scottish folk album from Scotland’s own Paul McKenna Band.
“Raines’s voice, at times plaintive and pleading, fierce and blustery, really shines,” says Deep South Magazine, also praising The New Hip’s “Strokes-esque” guitar solos and effects, coupled with stripped-down mandolin and acoustic guitar. Highlighted as The Bluegrass Situation’s August Artist of the Month, Raines finds her voice as an Americana bandleader with strong indie-rock undercurrents, while building on her bluegrass upbringing. She’s a beloved musician in the bluegrass world as the 7-time International Bluegrass Music Award-winner for Bass Player of the Year, again nominated for the title in this year’s IBMA Awards.