New Video; Darlin Pal(s) of Mine from Missy Raines Featuring Alison Brown, Todd Phillips and Mike Bub

Watch Missy Raines and Alison Brown cover the classic bluegrass duet "Little Darlin', Pal Of Mine" live from Station Inn in Nashville, TN, from Raines' album 'Royal Traveller.' Featuring Mike Bub and Todd Phillips.

“When a bluegrass bass player and a banjo player are working on a record together, it’s just a matter of time before the idea of performing the quintessential banjo and bass duet, Darlin’ Pal of Mine, comes up in conversation. Alison had the brilliant idea of bringing in other players in to create the ‘6 hands, 1 bass’ take on the tune. Going in, we really didn’t know how we were going to make it all work but there was no question in my mind who the other bass players should be. Mike Bub and Todd Phillips. Mike, because his playing is so deeply rooted within the tradition of the great players like Jake Tullock, and Roy Huskey, Jr., and Todd, because of his unique melodic sensibility.  

It was a blast coming up with the ‘choreography’ for the section where we are all playing my bass. Lots of laughing and a few elbows-in-the-face moments! But we did it and the video turned out great. We had some very special guests show up that day so there are some fun cameos in it like Bobby Osborne and Jake’s son, Gary. Enjoy!