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!!!

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The '72 Redo to benefit Harmony Music School

Doodad Farm, 4701 Land Rd. , Greensboro, NC 27406

For the fourth year in a row, Doodad Farm has recruited a group of talented musical volunteers to support a local music-related nonprofit for our tribute show. This year we're trying something different -- a tribute to a year in history. We’re going to take a trip back to another era. 1972 was a pivotal year in terms of art, culture and history, with parallels to our current times. We invite everyone to come out, support Harmony Music School with your donations, and slip back into a simpler day.

Starting at 3pm, we'll have a steady stream of music as the area's best musicians recreate the songs that were released in 1972. We're talking the Rolling Stones, James Taylor, Seals and Croft, Alice Cooper, Tanya Tucker, Neil Young, Aretha Franklin -- all the songs you heard on the radio back when the stations played the whole spectrum of music. We'll also be celebrating other aspects of 1972 culture and history.

We want YOU to not just attend this show, but to be a part of the celebration. Dress the part! We're talking bell bottoms, midi skirts, tie-dye and earth shoes. You're welcome to sing along, take part in community art projects, and generally take a much-needed break from 2018. If you'd like to volunteer to help, please send us a message at Doodad Farm.

We don't charge admission, but we do hope you'll support Harmony Music School (www.harmonymusicschoolgso.org). Harmony was created by local musician and music teacher Lyn Koonce to provide free musical instruments and instruction to children who otherwise might have no exposure to the magic of playing music. Contribute however you can - we'd love to see $20 per guest, every cent of which goes straight to Harmony Music School.

Everyone is welcome to come join us for this unique celebration!

Other details: • Kids, dogs, and even mothers-in-law are always welcome as long as they behave themselves. • This is an outside, farm like setting (thus the name). Dress like you’re going camping and you’ll be fine. • We never allow weapons of any sort at the farm. If you think you need to protect yourself, you’re in the wrong place. • Bring your own beverages, and consume them responsibly. Other smart items include chairs, snacks, coolers, sunscreen, and bug spray. We'll have a food truck on site, but of course you're welcome to bring a picnic. No open fires, but grills are fine as long as you leave no trace of your cooking. • Smoking is permitted as long as you don’t bother anyone or do any butt-dropping. We ask that smoking take place away from the stage area so that others may enjoy the show. • Please clean up after yourself and treat the Farm as if it’s your own (in a way, it is!). • Portable toilets and drinking water will be available. • Let someone help you park, especially if the field is wet. • Please keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, not a recreation of Woodstock. We will not tolerate any illegal activities on the premises.

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