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A new original Rissi Palmer song included in The Durham Nutcracker!!! 

I have had the distinct pleasure of working with the amazing talent at Walltown Children's Theatre for three years now. Each Christmas, they put on "The Durham Nutcracker" (Tchaikovsky with a Durham twist) and I'm super excited because this year, Cynthia let me write a NEW song and scene for the play!!! I hope that you will check out these beautiful and talented children as they act, dance, and sing their hearts out. Tickets are on sale now and there are discounts for group tickets, you can purchase them HERE.

Soul Of Cash...available TODAY!!! 

"Thanks to his passionate delivery and gift for interpretation, Owens successfully proves that the songs of Johnny Cash belong every bit in the soul canon as they do in country." - Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone Magazine

 

A year ago, I got a phone call to come sing on a project that bridges the gap between Country and Soul music...and I immediately said "YES!!!". Brian Owens brought together some incredible musicians and singers to perform song from an iconic American artist, Johnny Cash, and I'm honored to have been among them. It's authentic, soulful, and a beautiful tribute to a great artist. Soul of Cash features "Ring of Fire", "Folsom Prison", and an original song written by myself and Brian called "Soul in My Country". You can read more about it at RollingStone.com and get a copy on Itunes, Amazon, and Spotify.  I will also be performing at the album release party in Nashville on Friday, Oct. 13, RSVP HERE for the show!!!

Introducing WeAreSeeds.net 

 

 

Over the last year, I've been racking my brain, trying to figure out what I could do to add to the discourse that is happening in this country right now and do it in a positive way. A dear friend suggested I combine my love of children and current events and she sparked something in me. I thought, If we as adults can't wrap our minds around what's happening, imagine how confusing it must be for children? The result is this blog, WeAreSeeds.net, focused on "raising happy, healthy, socially conscious, intellectual, and spiritually strong children in the 'Post-Truth' Resistance Era". The name was inspired by my upcoming album, Seeds, and a proverb that states: “They tried to cut us down, they didn’t know we were seeds.”  I will feature articles, videos, quotes, and cartoons aimed at how to equip our children for the very adult social issues they face these days. I hope that you'll visit, find things that are helpful, and even contribute to the content on the page. May many conversations be started and hearts and minds changed because of content of this blog...

 

I pray love, peace, and understanding for us all,

 

Rissi

Rissi Palmer Songwriting and Vocal Performance Camp, July 10-14!!! 


July 10-14, I will be teaching a Songwriting/Vocal Performance camp for kids ages 8-16 at Walltown Children's Theatre in Durham. We'll be composing, learning a little theory, as well as exploring movement and using our voices. It will be a great time!!! There are a few spots left...reserve your spot or get more information today by clicking HERE.

ST LOUIS...I'm coming home!!! 

ST LOUIS!!! I'm coming home. I'm SO excited to come back and be a part of this amazing show with Brian Owens The Vaughans, Dylan McDonald, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra!!!  Put it on your calendars now: Sunday, May 21!!! Check the article out HERE and purchase tickets HERE

In addition to this show, I will be performing solo on the 19th and 20th:

Friday, May 19: 
Dark Room at The Grandel 
3610 Grandel Sq. , St. Louis, MO 63103 
5-7pm 
Tickets: FREE!!! 

Saturday, May 20: 
Wood House Concerts
Clayton, MO 
7-10pm 
Tickets: This is a house concert that is open to the public, but there are only a limited number of seats. You MUST RSVP to reserve a seat by emailing Rick Wood at rickwood8141@gmail.com (please include number in your party). The host will provide the address and other important information. Suggested donation for this show is $18 adv/$20 DOS per person. As always, all this donated money goes to the artist.

 

I can't wait for this weekend of music, I hope I'll see you out!!!
 

 

 

Join me at the 16th Annual African American Cultural Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh... 




I am excited to be a part of the statewide kickoff to Black History Month at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the 16th annual African American Cultural Celebration will feature more than 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors, and more. Click HERE for more info on this event. I take the stage at 4pm. 

From Durham with Love: A Benefit Concert for North Carolina Flood Relief 


I'd like to invite you to be a part of an event benefitting Hurricane Matthew survivors in North Carolina this Friday in collaboration with Durham Share to take action for those who cannot.  Please join me this Friday night at 6pm at The Rickhouse for an event featuring myself and several local artists, a silent auction and food trucks.  We're encouraging all attendees to bring relief items (listed below) to fill up the DeHaven's truck and monetary donations can be made at the donation

We all get by "with a little help from our friends" and I'm so thankful to be from such a generous community. Please consider coming out on Friday for a great cause! 

RSVP and share:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1106814786100445/

NEEDS: 
school supplies 
canned/dry food 
cleaning supplies 
toiletries 
feminine hygiene products 
OTC meds 
baby needs 
undergarments and coats for all ages 
Clothes
 

Thank you for your help and see you Friday night!!! 

Rissi

Check out the official video for "Summerville" 


Today I am proud and excited to present to you all the video for my song "Summerville" from my EP The Back Porch Sessions. This video is special because it was filmed in Summerville, GA, birthplace of my mother, Poopoo, and my great grandmother, during my show there on June 25. Several members of my family make cameos in this beautiful piece. A huge thank you to the city of Summerville, my family, and to Caleb Childers at Malachi Films for capturing the magic of this place and its people. If you like it, share it. Check it out by clicking the video above...

 

Lincoln Center Kids Presents Rissi Palmer!!! 

I have had to keep this to myself for the last few months and it was KILLING me!!! I am excited and proud to say that I will be playing Best Day Ever at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center in New York City on October 1 at 11am and 2pm!!! Bring your kids and we will have a ball together!!! More details can be found at http://family.lincolncenter.org/events/artists-at-the-atrium-rissi-palmer

Happy Anniversary!!! 

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 StonePeople 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!!! 

Rissi 

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. 

Rissi Palmer featured on the duet album Sulo's Brilliant Outsiders! 



I had the honor of singing a duet with Grammis Award winner & Swedish recording artist Sulo Karlson on his new album, Sulo's Brilliant Outsiders and it is now available in the United States. You can purchase or learn more about the album at http://www.brilliantoutsiders.com/. You can also check it out on Spotify: http://lnk.to/SulosBrilliantOutsiders

"Ask Rissi" Live on Wednesday, January 20!!! 




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.