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10 Bass Players You Should Know with Missy Raines
July 25 @ 3:00 pm| Sliding Scale
The Handmade Music School presents 10 Bass Players You Should Know with Missy Raines on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 3:00pm EDT. The workshop will be presented via Crowdcast as part of our Handmade at Home online series. Cost is $1 to $100 (suggested donation of $15).
In the world of upright bassists playing bluegrass, country and Americana, there are some standouts who have changed how we think about the low end. We’ll talk about and listen to some of the most influential players, both past and present.
GRAMMY® nominated Missy Raines was named 2019 International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year, for the 8th time, more than any other bass player in the history of the organization. Missy Raines has proven herself without doubt as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist.
In 1998, Raines became the first woman to win IBMA’s Bass Player of the Year award and she went on to win the title repeatedly for the next several years. Her latest recording, Royal Traveller highlights this particular piece of Raines’ history with the stand out track “Swept Away”, which features the five first women to win IBMA instrumentalist awards – Raines, Alison Brown, Sierra Hull, Becky Buller, and Molly Tuttle. “Swept Away” was named 2018 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year.
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