Join us as we transform a living room into an intimate concert hall. Tiny Room Shows strives to expand Blissfest Music Organization’s community outreach by bringing top-notch musical acts to our music-loving community for a one-of-a-kind experience, and where connection is key.
Pictured above: Austin-based songwriter Rebbeca Loebe performs at our October Tiny Room Show. Petoskey News Reviews covers Tiny Room Shows
We are dedicated to providing a comfortable space with a respectful, yet merry, crowd.
We love songwriters who say the things we’re all afraid to say, we love the balladeers and storytellers, we love sing-a-longs, we love shoulder-shaking and foot-tapping, waltzing, and a two-step, too.
With a smokey and seductive alto, 7 Time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, Missy Raines, heads up this all-acoustic ensemble. The territory The New Hip covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted right in the center of the stage directing with her bass every bit as much as she’s playing it. Raines, “…launches her well-tended craft off the bluegrass dock into the waters of jazz and folk, holding onto the anchor of bluegrass while pushing steadily at the boundaries of the music that engulfs her.” -Country Standard Time
Raines’ bluegrass roots are deep and long-reaching with touring and recording stints with 1st generation legends such as Eddie Adcock, Mac Wiseman, Jesse McReynolds, Josh Graves and Kenny Baker. A former member of the Claire Lynch Band, The Brother Boys, and one half of the acoustic super duo, Jim Hurst and Missy Raines, Missy is one of the most respected and popular figures within the bluegrass community.
“A seductive amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, and rock, recalling the earliest platters by Lucinda Williams and Rosanne Cash.”
– Icon Magazine
“Raines is not only a superb bassist but also an excellent singer, with a matter-of-fact, low-key delivery that’s sometimes hushed, sometimes seductive, sometimes channeling a simmering unease.”
– New York Music Daily
“The New Hip, along with bands such as the Avetts and Churchill, add their brilliance to the swiftly growing collection of Newgrass artists that have brought southern music to the mainstream.
– Deep South Magazine
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Past Tiny Room Shows Artists:
November 2017| Sky & Signal
October 2017 |Fair Mitten Album Release: Gifts or Creatures
September 2017 | Lockwood/Worder-Smith You’ve seen Max Lockwood fronting his band Big Dudee Roo, and on stage supporting a whole slew of notable acts. You’ll recognize Mr. Worder-Smith from the show-stopping Appleseed Collective.
May 2017 | John Craigie Humorous Storytelling, Serious Folk form Portland, OR
April 2017| Nick Horner & Luke Chohany w/ Special Guests Robin Lee Berry and Glen Wolff
February 2017 | The Blissfest Crew went to Kansas City for the Folk Alliance International Conference to find more musicians for you to meet and hear!
December 2016 |Sky & Signal followed by Songs for Peace and Solstice (A group sing!)
November 2016 |Joe Shields aka Cousin Joe Two Shacks
October 2016| Rebecca Loebe
September 2016|Scott Cook
July 2016| Big Dudee Roo
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