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Watch Country Soul Songbook Vol. 2 on Live Stream on Sunday, March 15!!! 

DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY, THE MARCH 15TH EDITION OF COUNTRY SOUL IS NOW A LIVE-STREAM ONLY EVENT! You can find the livestream feed at: countrysoulsongbook.com (I will also have the show on Facebook live on my artist page HERE). 

Featuring the talents of Kamara Thomas, Kym Register of LoamlandsPhil Cook, Libby Rodenbough of Mipso, and myself, and our slamtastic band... WE PLAN TO ABSOLUTELY BRING IT!! The concert (as well as other fun stuff) will take place LIVE from 2 - 6PM eastern time on Sunday, March 15th. Go to countrysoulsongbook.com for more details...

Check out the premiere of the video for "You Were Here"... 

"You Were Here (Sage's Song)", from my new album Revival, was written during the lowest of lows for a child I would never get to hold. The stats are that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and yet there is so much silent pain associated with them. I dedicate this to anyone who has experienced a loss of any kind, or this particuar type of loss... you are not alone. Thank you to Julienne Alexander aka YSSRS for the beautiful animation. 

The new play, Orange Light, features the music of Rissi Palmer 

ORANGE LIGHT, written by Howard L. Craft and directed by Joseph Megel, is inspired by the 1991 Imperial Foods Plant fire in Hamlet, NC. This play, with music by Rissi Palmer and movement, tells the story of one North Carolina factory town trying to heal after tragedy strikes. 
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Featuring: Aurelia Belfield, Lakeisha Coffey, Elisabeth Lewis Corley, Marcia Edmundson, Carly P. Jones, Kri Schafer, Abbey Toot

Tickets can be purchased HERE

Howard, Carly, Lakeisha, and I appeared on The State of Things on NPR to discuss the show, check out our interview HERE.

Rissi sings from the Country Soul Songbook 

 

Country Soul Songbook is a high-energy community celebration that spotlights alternative voices in country-soul-Americana music-- a quarterly, seasonal, Durham-centric concert series (and Potluck!) featuring local musicians, AND an online episodic documentary series highlighting artists, Durham culture, and the places (venues, restaurants, etc.) where our community gathers. 

The larger intent of the project is to explore, discuss, and demonstrate how the country, soul, and Americana genres, and the Durham community itself, are rooted in the same history, and the same multi-race/multi-identity American soup. We want to build community bridges, and celebrate our unity-in-diversity through the irresistible power of music, food, and the good times that gather people together. 

Our first concert will take place at North Star Church of the Arts on Sunday, November 24th, 2019. Featured artists include Kamara Thomas, Rissi Palmer, Phil Cook, Kym Register, and Shana Tucker. 

Additional concerts will take place seasonally starting in March 2020. Each concert will feature a combination of artists' original tunes, and curated songs from the existing country-soul-Americana canon. 

The pilot episode of the web series will complete filming in 2019 and begin airing online in Spring 2020, with regular episodes to follow. Purchase tickets HERE

Rock and Blues Muse reviews Revival 

Thank you to Mike O'Cull and Martine Ehrenclou for this awesome review of Revival!!! 

"Rissi Palmer is as multifaceted as an artist can be and carries many different songs in her heart. Her brand of Southern Soul is unique, classic, and relevant to these modern times and is likely to turn every head that hears it. If you need some new music that explores roots music in a way you’ve not heard before, this is it."

Read the rest HERE.

Airdates and times for In Studio with Rissi Palmer 

It was a tremendous honor to be included in this series of intimate concerts with Tift Merritt and The Kruger Brothers and I'm really excited for you all to see the finished product!!! In Studio with Rissi Palmer will premier on UNC-TV on Thursday, September 12th at 9:30 pm.  It will also air, Friday, Sept. 13th at 10:30pm and Thursday, October 3rd at 9:30pm. Click HERE to see the whole performance.

Rissi Palmer featured in Our State Magazine's September issue 

Thank you to Mark Kemp, Eddie Huffman, Eric Waters, Dean Driver, and the beautiful Doodad Farm for having me and including me. If you haven't been there to see a show, you're really missing out. You can read about the Doodad Farm and see what I looked like 10 days before having a baby lol HERE... 

 

Rissi Palmer performing her new album, Revival, at the ArtsCenter on August 22 

 

I will be playing my new album, Revival, in it's entirety at The ArtsCenter at Carrboro on Thursday, August 22. There will be special appearances by Al Strong, Shana Tucker, Gordon Hartin, Omar Ruiz-Lopez & Lizzy Ross from Violet Bell, Branden Williams, and an opening set by XOXOK. Here are the details:

Where: The ArtsCenter,300-G East Main St. Carrboro NC 27510

When: Thursday, August 22 at 8pm

How Much: $15 , TICKETS

 

You can pre-order your copy of Revival HERE.

 

MELODIES OF MOTHERHOOD: STORIES OF NORTH CAROLINA’S WORKING MUSICIAN MOTHERS WITH RISSI PALMER 

Confession: The night I found out I was pregnant with Grace, I was terrified. B and I had only been married 4 months,  I had just gotten out of my record deal and was preparing to go to LA to meet some new producers and planning my next career path. How was this pregnancy going to affect my dreams? Clearly nothing was ever going to be the same... Luckily for me, it wasn't. 

Motherhood has changed me in ways that I am so grateful for. It's not everyone's journey but I am so thankful that it has been mine... 

You can read the full interview HERE.

Thank you so much Carly P. Jones and Come Hear NC for including me in this :-)

Rissi Palmer performs songs from new album at Wake Forest Renaissance Centre on May 11!!!  

I am excited to be playing the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest, NC this Saturday, May 11. Here are the details:

Where: Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 Brooks St, Wake Forest, NC 27587

When: 7:30-9:30pm

Tickets: $15, https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3966928/rissi-palmer-wake-forest-wake-forest-renaissance-centre

Rissi Palmer performing in a tribute to North Carolina music at Connect Beyond Festival 

Presented in collaboration with Come Hear NC, a campaign of the NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources 

A blend of artists from North Carolina playing originals and artists from around the country paying tribute to NC musicians- Saturday night marquis event - in partnership with the NC Arts Council at the Orange Peel at 10:30pm. 

Featured artists include Amanda Anne Platt, Christopher Paul Stelling, Brie Capone, Julia Christgau, Rissi Palmer, Johnny Irion, Lonnie Holley, Josh Blake, Ryan O’Keefe and Daniel Shearin (River Whyless), Jamar Woods, Marisa Blake and an All-Star Asheville backing band.

Weekend and day passes are available HERE. 

Rissi Palmer will speak on Women Get the Job Done panel at the Connect Beyond Festival 

Women have historically been few and far between in positions producing music, conducting orchestras or engineering audio. But recently, this paradigm has begun to shift. In this panel discussion, attendees will examine this sea change with music industry trailblazers including recording engineer Susan Rogers, musician Rissi Palmer, conductor Melisse Brunet, and musician and scientist Sally Sparks. Here are the details:

                       When: Thursday, March 21 at 6:30pm

Where: Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28806

How Much: Free!!!

 

 

Everything Music Magazine makes Rissi Palmer their February/March cover story!!! 

A very big thank you to the very gracious and wonderful Terry Rader and Stephen at Everything Music Magazine for making me their cover story for the February/March edition. Thank you to Pink Diamonds by Tiwa Lawrence and @Bill Club for making me look pretty ;-) You can check out the story below...

 

Come celebrate the opening of the NorthStar Church with the "Four Women" show 

"Four Women" will be an evening of storytelling and song sharing of both original material from each of the singers, as well as covers of songs that are sacred to them and features Four of the Triangle's most powerful singers, Kamara Thomas, Mavis Swan Poole, Tamisha Waden & Rissi Palmer join forces to help officially consecrate the stage at North Star Church of the Arts.

Backed by a powerhouse band of Jeremy Bean Clemons (Soul Understated feat. Mavis SWAN Poole), Darion Alexander (The Foreign Exchange) and Phil Cook, this is certain to be a once-in-a-lifetime performance. 

THERE ARE TWO SETS FOR THIS SHOW. 
GET TICKETS FOR 7pm / 9pm 

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4077130 

ABOUT NORTHSTAR: 
NorthStar is holding sacred space for creative practice in Durham, NC. Our mission is to elevate the arts on a path toward a more peaceful, just and loving community.

Get your tickets now for Rissi's week of shows in Florida in March!!! 

Hey Florida Friends, 
 I am excited to be taking part in the Livingroom Concert Festival this year. During the week of March 26-30, I will be playing 90+min. intimate shows in Sarasota, Tarpon Springs, St. Pete, and Clearwater. Here are all the details, reserve your tickets now!!!

3/27/19 
Listening Room of Palmer Ranch presents Rissi Palmer 
Sarasota, FL 
To reserve your ticket, please email at trtchconcerts@yahoo.com. 

3/28/19 
Hope Street Patio presents Rissi Palmer 
Tarpon Springs, FL 
For tickets to this performance, please email: hopestreetpatio@gmail.com 

3/29/19 
Living Room Concert Festival Artist Showcase 
The six acts to be presented are Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints (vintage vibe, WA), Rissi Palmer (acoustic soul, NC), Madison Violet (ON), Five Letter Word (spunky electric trio, OR), Matthew Fowler and the Prado Sisters (modern folk a la montagne, FL), and Cece Teneal & Soul Kamotion (blow your hair back power, FL). 
Palladium Theater 
253 5th Ave. N 
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 
Tickets: $28, VIP Tickets: $75 
Purchase tickets HERE

3/30/19 
Kasie Carlson Concerts presents Rissi Palmer 
Clearwater, FL 
To reserve your ticket, please email: safetyharboracupunk@gmail.com

3/31/19 

Safety Harbor Art and Music Center presents Rissi Palmer 

Safety Harbor, FL 

5pm 

Ticket info HERE

Rissi Palmer one of six acts to headline Living Room Festival in March 2019 in Tampa, FL!!! 

The Living Room Festival announced their 2019 lineup and Rissi Palmer was chosen as one of six artists to headline!!! This one of a kind festival takes place in the Tampa Bay area March 26-31 and hosts 30 concerts during that time. Music fans and hosts from Canada, France, and all around the U.S. come to St. Petersburg FL to meet and experience an amazing week (or long weekend) of intimate and remarkable performances.The festival showcase is March 29th at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg.  Rissi's specific concert dates, times, and locations will be announced later this year. For more information about the artists and festival, please visit https://listeningroomfestival.com/

Rissi's making a video in the San Jose area and needs YOU to be in it!!! 

Attention San Jose friends: I will be in town shooting a video for my song Seeds with film maker Emil Gallardo on Saturday, August 18. As you may or may not know, Seeds was written to empower us to fight for social justice and recognize how powerful we are when we fight together rather than against each other. This short film/video is a collaboration between Emil and I to motivate people to get out and vote in the upcoming midterm elections. If you have been looking for a way to get involved, here's an opportunity. We are seeking extras to bring this story to life. We need all ethnicities, shapes, orientations, etc. Click on the link below for location information if interested: https://www.facebook.com/events/230792204272757/