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Pumpstock promises family friendly fun & a stellar music lineup! Missy Raines & the New Hip (7 time IBMA winner), Rachel Brown & the Beatnik Playboys (MidWest Torch), Nathan Bell (The American Realist Songwriter), STELLA (Michigan’s songwriter super group), and Frog & Matchette (Acoustic Blues super-duo). Plus great local acts, the best local food vendors, Michigan Shirt Works, facepainting, a playground, and new this year – the Broad Museum children’s art workstation, and Animal’s Encountered. Bigger and better than ever, yet maintaining that awesome 'best little roots festival in Michigan' feel. The lineup is (times are approximate): 6:45 - Headliners are Missy Raines and the New Hip. Seven (maybe it's eight, who's counting?) winner of the IBMA bass player of the year award. http://missyraines.com/ 5:30 - Rachel and the Beatnik Playboys Cleveland's fastest rising roots band, featuring the amazing voice of Rachel Brown. http://www.rachelandthebeatnikplayboys.com/ 4:15 - Nathan Bell. His star is rising, he was awarded an official showcase the first time he attended Folk Alliance International in Feb, 2015, and he's back for more! http://www.nathanbellmusic.com/ 3:00 - STELLA!!! Stella! is a three-piece, all-women, American roots band from southeast Michigan and has been referred to as a singer-songwriter super group with three-part vocal harmonies and three songwriter voices. Stella! was first conceived of by singer-songwriter Jo Serrapere after a conversation with American music critic, Bruce Springsteen biographer, and Creem Magazine co-founder Dave Marsh. Jo was inspired to put together a new group to showcase country-roots songwriting. http://thestellagirls.com/index.php 2:00 - Frog and Machette. An acoustic style blues super duo. Lansing's own!!! https://www.facebook.com/daveandfrog MORE FUN: East Lansing's best food vendors, including Sweet Lorraine’s Mac and Cheese, What Up Dawg, The Sinclair Grille ice cream truck featuring MSU Dairy Store Ice Cream, and MORE! For the children - Animal Encounters!! Encouraging the awareness of humankind’s unique position as caretakers of the Earth and the responsibility that it implies to the world’s interdependent ecological systems and our effect on global changes. http://home.comcast.net/~coollady/animalsEncountered/aboutUs.html Michigan Shirt Works Facepainting Jugglers! The Broad Art Museum children's art table. A playground. And MORESave
Sounds Like: Shelby Lynne, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Sam Bush, Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams
Label: Compass Records, Compass Records
"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."
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“On Missy Raines And The New Hip’s “New Frontier,” Missy Raines presents a drastically changed sound that’s more Radiohead than Earl Scruggs. In a move that Raines attributes to her natural musician’s curiosity, she hops on the indie Newgrass train to light out for new territory, along with bands like The Avett Brothers, The Civil Wars and The Lumineers, who have helped to popularize Americana and bluegrass by seamlessly blending their mandolins, banjos and heartfelt lyrics with harmonic guitars and pop sound structures. “New Frontier” covers a ton of ground, as Raines experiments with sound and expands her musical horizons, inviting listeners to ride along with her on this artistic expansion. Raines’s voice really sets the album apart, keeping the feel at times fierce and almost aggressive and then dialing down to a much more vulnerable, contemplative place. The juxtaposition of pop orchestration, lo-fi guitars and mandolins make for an incredibly interesting, layered s”