Missy Raines & Allegheny
March 21 @ 8:00 pm $25
Grammy-nominated Missy Raines was recently named International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year, for the tenth time, more than any other bass player in the history of the organization. She is a bass players’ bass player, a singer, songwriter, teacher, sideman, and bandleader. Missy has also received multiple awards from the IBMA for Recorded Event of the Year and Song of the Year. In January of 2020, Missy Raines & Allegheny debuted on the Grand Ole Opry. The development of this exciting new band was held up by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re happy to have them now for their Ark debut. The band is named for the Allegheny highlands of West Virginia where Raines grew up. This band is a significant nod, and return, to Missy’s deep traditional bluegrass roots. Their music is traditional and hard-driving at its core but energized with Missy’s well-known penchant for originality and innovation. Missy Raines & Allegheny features some of the brightest young stars in bluegrass today with Tristan Scroggins on mandolin, Ellie Hakanson on fiddle, Ben Garnett on guitar, and Eli Gilbert on banjo. They come to The Ark with their new album, “Highlander,” produced by Alison Brown.