I am honored that Pierce Freelon asked me to be a part of this beautiful family album. Children’s music has been a love of mine since I became a mommy; the messages that our children get are SO important. Pierce and I collaborated on the song “My Body (Body Autonomy)” (along w/ my daughter Grace and Nico Ocaña Sonic Pie Productions), a song teaching kids about consent. Added bonus: you get to hear me rap for the first time ever 🤣 Everything I’ve heard on this album is wonderful and I hope that you’ll support when it’s released on July 31. Our single, "My Body", is out now, listen to it HERE!!! Click HERE to presave the album.
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...
Join Families Moving Forward, a wonderful organization helping families in the Durham area, for their Inaugural Kids for Change End of Summer Celebration from 3-5 pm on Sunday, August 26th, 2018 at the Durham Central Park! This is event is FREE and ALL ARE WELCOME!
There will be family-friendly entertainment, affordable food/drinks and plenty of fun for the whole family. Headlined by Durham's own Rissi Palmer, Baron von Rumblebuss and Jeghetto! Visit https://fmfnc.org/kidsforchange/ for more info on the event and about Families Moving Forward!
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.
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.
Just for the holidays, get a Rissi Palmer music/merch package for the music lover on your list, to expand your musical library, or add to your existing RP collection. There are packages just for kids music, that include tshirts, etc. Go to the STORE page, pick your package, choose from six different albums, and save!!! 10% of all my cd and merch sales this holiday season will go to the Flint Water Fund (http://www.unitedwaygenesee.org/flintwaterfund).
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.
A HUGE thank you to Anita, Frank Stasio, and NPR's The State of Things for having me on the show. If you missed it, check out this video of the interview HERE as well as their write up of my visit HERE.
Today marks the release of Heart Beats, a family music compilation of sweet love anthems for your favorite little ones...including my song "Dear to Me" from my album Best Day Ever. Thank you to Mighty Mo Productions and Hallmark for this awesome opportunity... AGAIN!!! I'm honored to be in the company of so much great music. Get your copy today in time for Valentine's day for your little sweeties. You can purchase a physical copy HERE or download the digital album 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)!!!