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/
Imagine: you, your friends, and fellow music lovers, eating good food (maybe a little wine), with me playing in the background, telling the stories behind the songs, and having a ball...all in the comfort of your own home! What's not to love?!?!? I've never done anything like this before, but feel it's the perfect way to bring together the two things I love about performing: singing and interacting with the listeners.
In addition to festivals and clubs, I am now booking house/corporate shows for November (just in time for the release of my Christmas EP...hello holiday parties!!!) through the rest of the year and into 2016, so if you're interested in hosting a show or have more questions about pricing & requirements, please message me HERE.
"Rissi Palmer's new mini-album, The Back Porch Sessions, is an easy-on-the-ears set that is both beautifully sung and hard to categorize." -David Menconi
Thank you so much to the News and Observer's review and for making my show tomorrow night (Friday, July 10) a "Rock Pick". You can read the full review HERE and If you're interested in coming, here's the vital info:
When: Friday, July 10, Doors Open at 8pm, Show starts 9pm Where: The Shed at Goldenbelt, 807 E Main St., Durham, NC 27701 Tickets: $10 general admission, $15 cd w/ ticket, Purchase HERE or at the door
"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.
Here's a throwback performance from the studio in August 2014, when Shannon Sanders, Drew Ramsey, and I were writing and recording songs for The Back Porch Sessions. We had just written "Anything But Yours" and decided to get it on tape. Hope you enjoy!!!
P.S. If you like what you're hearing, get your copy of The Back Porch Sessions on iTunes HERE or on cd HERE!!!
Last night I sat up thinking about how blessed I am to be able to do my heart's desire for a living. I am also so blessed to have so many people believing in my dream. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart...sincerely. So much joy, love, and care went into this project and I hope you feel it as you listen. If you like what you hear, please leave a review and if you haven't purchased your copy of the Back Porch Sessions, go to iTunes, Amazon.com , and all other online retailers for the digital and www.rissipalmermusic.com/store for the physical. Happy Release Day everybody!!! #thebackporchsessions#rissipalmer
Get all the information you could possibly want to know about my new EP, The Back Porch Sessions, in the above video and pre-order your copy of the project today by clicking HERE!!! #thebackporchsessions #May26
I am super excited to be a part of this year's TeenFest2K15 on Saturday, May 2 at 1pm. This is an amazing organization that promotes positivity for youth in the Triangle area (click HERE for more information). I will not only be judging the talent competition, I will be performing the single from my upcoming EP release The Back Porch Sessions. I hope to see you there!!!
When: Saturday, May 2 at 1pm Where: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel 421 S. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC