Missy Raines and New Hip Come to Rooster's Wife
The Rooster's Wife brings to Aberdeen this week Missy Raines and the New Hip, who will perform Sunday, Feb. 20, at 6:45 p.m. The doors will open at 6 p.m.
The Matt Flinner Trio will be the opening act.
Multi-instrumentalist Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Starting out as a banjo prodigy, playing bluegrass festivals before he entered his teens, Flinner later took up the mandolin, won the banjo contest in Winfield, Kan., in 1990, and took the mandolin award there the following year. Flinner's decision to focus on eight-stringed instruments, especially the mandolin, was primarily a function of opportunity.
"I was getting more work on the mandolin," he says.
He brings his newest project for this first visit to Aberdeen. With the backdrop of the Rockies to inspire them, Matt Flinner, Ross Martin and Eric Thorin threw down a challenge to one another "to write a new tune each day while on tour and perform it that evening. The players each rose rapidly to meet the challenge, and the tunes composed over the course of three Western tours show the depth and inspiration of these performers. "Music du Jour," the resulting album, showcases the bluegrass trio in great style.
Missy Raines and the New Hip kick up the heat by fusing unlikely sources. In the spirit of musical influences ranging from Sam Bush and David Grisman to Miles Davis, the New Hip bridges the musical worlds of "newgrass," jazz, singer-songwriter and any others they take a notion to explore. Start with bluegrass virtuosity, add in a jazz-tinged groove and a song-driven sensibility, then dish it up with a hot band of young players.
The performance takes place at Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door with cash or check. They are available online at www.theroosterswife.org.
Children under 12 are always free at the Rooster's Wife events, furthering the mission of building community through the arts.
For more information and the complete schedule, visit www.theroosterswife.org or call (910) 944-7502 for more information.
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