NEW ONLINE BASS SCHOOL
A quiet revolution within the bass world is expected to start this month with the launch of the new online School of Bass headed up by Missy Raines. Bass players will now be able to learn the instrument online from one of the most popular figures in the Bluegrass world as part of the new ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass. The high-profile Academy faculty also includes Tony Trischka (banjo), Mike Marshall (mandolin), Bryan Sutton (guitar) and Darol Anger (fiddle) who will give personalized instruction online using innovative Video Exchanges™.
The School of Bass with Missy Raines will offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced bass players access to one of the most comprehensive bass curriculums, as well as a number of interactive social features. Every student at the bass school has the opportunity to send a recorded video of themselves practicing and receive a personal video response from Missy with individualized instruction on how to progress.
Speaking about the forthcoming launch of the School of Bass, Missy Raines said:
“This is an exciting time for the bass world, especially the Bluegrass Bass world! ArtistWorks are launching an online school for bluegrass bass that has no equal. The Academy of Bluegrass’s School of Bass offers a community-like setting where you can learn about ALL things Bass! Come join us!”
The School of Bass with Missy Raines and the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass will launch in June 2011, with an Exclusive Sneak Peak Video available for download from www.academyofbluegrass.com
ABOUT MISSY RAINES
Missy Raines is the most decorated bass player in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association- with 7 Bass Player of the Year Awards to her credit. A former member of the Grammy Nominated Claire Lynch Band, the acclaimed duo, Jim Hurst and Missy Raines, Missy is one of the most popular figures in the bluegrass community and a trailblazer in her field for as long as she’s been playing music. Her rich pedigree in the field reaches from legends such as Mac Wiseman, Kenny Baker, Josh Graves and Eddie Adcock, to contemporary artists like Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, Dudley Connell and Don Rigsby. Missy also toured and recorded with the rootsy, edgy Brother Boys. Missy has toured and performed extensively all over the world for the last 25 years and has taught bass at dozens of workshops and music camps. Today, Missy continues to stretch musical boundaries with her own band, Missy Raines & The New Hip, a diverse and critically acclaimed quartet which has been touring since 2008. 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 and jazz.
Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Darol Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his founding of numerous pathbreaking ensembles. Darol teaches at the Berklee College Of Music and at Mark O’Connor and Aladair Fraser’s Fiddle Conferences. Read more.
Bryan Sutton first came to prominence as part of Ricky Skaggs’ bluegrass band Kentucky Thunder and has gone on to work with artists including Rhonda Vincent, Dixie Chicks and Dolly Parton. Bryan was awarded a Grammy in 2007 and has been honored as IBMA ‘Guitarist of the Year’ six times.
Tony Trischka is one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world. In his 40 plus years as a consummate banjo artist, his stylings have inspired generations of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. Read more.
For over 35 years Mike Marshall has pushed the boundaries of acoustic music and can be heard on hundreds of recordings as a composer, featured artist, sideman and producer. A master of the mandolin he co-founded The Mandolin Symposium, a one week mandolin camp attended by over 150 mandolinists. Read more.
Missy Raines is the most decorated bass player in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association- with 7 Bass Player of the Year Awards to her credit. Missy is one of the most popular figures in the bluegrass community and a trailblazer in her field for as long as she’s been playing music.