I was asked to give my take on the "controversy" over Beyonce's song "Daddy Lessons" from her new album Lemonade being played on Country radio stations nationwide. You can check out the Pop Dust article HERE and the Flavorwire piece HERE.
It's hard to believe that a year ago this week The Back Porch Sessions was released...thanks to all of you!!! It's been an incredible ride since then. I got to work with some of the best in the business and life. I found my voice and place in this industry as an executive producer, artist, singer, and a woman. I overcame the fear of releasing independently. The project has been featured in such publications as Rolling Stone, People Magazine, and Rolling Out Magazine. I was interviewed by Tavis Smiley and even Perez Hilton sang its praises!!! Not too shabby for Team Little Engine that Could aka God is my Agent!!!
I can't say thank you enough for making this all possible for me. Your contributions and faith sustained me then and keep me going today. I will be shooting a video for "Summerville" in the next couple weeks and I am excited to say that I am in the process of creating two new projects, a follow up to The Back Porch Sessions called Revival and a children's lullaby project called Seeds. I'll keep you posted on their progress and eventual release.
Thank you all again, so very much!!! Happy Anniversary!!!
P.S. In honor of our anniversary, I am selling copies of The Back Porch Sessions for 30% off from today (May 23) until Saturday, May 28. If you or someone you know would like a copy, click the following link (https://rissipalmer.bandcamp.com/album/the-back-porch-sessions) and type "Anniversary" in as the discount code.
Alright friends, it's all set! If you've ever visited my Facebook page, chances are you may have seen my "Ask Rissi" thread. I love the relationship and dialogue that my friends and I have, and this is an extension of that. Get your questions ready and tune your computer in at 7pm eastern on Wednesday, January 20. You type your question and I'll answer in real time. It'll be fun, I'm excited you guys want to do it!!! We can talk about anything (within reason)...I may even sing a song! Go ahead and set a reminder by clicking HERE.
Thank you so much to both SoulTracks.com and FullVanFun for choosing my Christmas ep 3 for your Christmas countdowns!!! I am in some fabulous company. Check out the articles HERE and HERE and get you copy of 3 HERE!!!
TRIANGLE FRIENDS!!! We are now 4 days away from my last show of 2015/Christmas show. Join me on Friday, December 18 at 7pm at The Shed in Durham for a night of Christmas music. I'll be joined on stage by the wonderful Kim Arrington. Don't miss it!!! Get your tickets and more info HERE...
I am extremely excited to announce that my Christmas EP, simply entitled 3, is available TODAY digitally (iTunes, Amazon.com, etc)!!! The project features three songs: the original "Christmas Through Your Eyes" (co-written by yours truly) , the gospel tinged "Children Go Where I Send Thee", and the classic "The Christmas Song". Click HERE to download it now. You can order a physical copy of the project at www.rissipalmermusic.com/store (CDs will ship after December 1)!!!
I'm excited to say that I'll be playing on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 12:45pm at the American Roots Music Festival in Raleigh, NC at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. I'll be joining Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Grace Potter, and many others on stage!!! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me, you made this possible!!! Get more details HERE
I had an amazing time today at the Tavis Smiley show. Everyone was super nice and accommodating and Tavis was awesome of course. Thank you to my publicist extraordinaire Schatzi and Sasheen for making this happen. My episode will air on PBS this Friday (Oct. 9) night. Check the show website for how to watch in your area: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/
They're here, they're here!!! The new Rissi signature shirts!!! Exclusive artwork from critically acclaimed artist Ginnie McKnight on Bella Tri-Blend shirts. Super soft, slim cut, and comfortable and screen printed with water-based inks so the print doesn’t have that plasticky hard feel. Ships within 1 day. Order yours today at www.rissipalmermusic.com/store
"Palmer is living in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and their daughter and making trips back to Nashville to develop her new music — with its neo-soul-to-throwback-southern-R&B sound and down-home, confessional point-of-view — when and how she wants to. "It's a different vibe," she explains, sitting at a picnic table on the porch behind the 5 Spot. "The country's still there, because that's still a part of me. But this project is definitely more intentionally soul." - Jewly Hight
Thank you so much Jewly and Rolling Stone Country for this awesome article. You can check it out HERE.
If you missed it live last week, I had a wonderful interview with Charlie Mattos on WSM Radio in Nashville. You can check out the podcast of the interview and my live performance of "Summerville" from my new EP, The Back Porch Sessions HERE!
I have been looking forward to this show for a while now and getting this rave review has amped me up even more!!! If you are in Nashville I hope to see you at the 5 Spot tonight (Sunday, June 14) at 6pm. The cover is $10 and it's sure to be a great time!!! In the meantime, check out the review HERE...
"Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer may be seen by some as an anomaly, an artist whose music is an interesting mixture of soul and country. But as we’ve written about before, the two genres have much more in common than some folks think. Storytelling and a keen sense of melody spell the best of both genres, and Rissi has plenty of both in her music."
Thank you so much to SoulTracks.com for their review of "Sweet Sweet Lovin'". Check it out HERE.