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 releases new single "Seeds" 

On Monday, October 15, my new single and video "Seeds" was made public. I want to thank BlackGirlsAllowed.netTheUrbanMusicScene.com, and GuitarGirlMag.com for being early supporters of the video. The video is available on Youtube and all digital outlets (you can click the photo above to hear and see  "Seeds").  Here is an open letter I wrote to anyone curious about the message of "Seeds":

 

Friends, 

 

I am extremely excited and proud to present to you the short film based on my song "Seeds". I want to thank each and every person that made this happen, most importantly the director and screenwriter, Emil Gallardo. This was a labor of love from start to finish, with people volunteering their time and resources to be a part of making this film. 

We wrote the song "Seeds" in 2014 after the murder of Michael Brown. I felt powerless and wanted to say something to uplift and empower everyone...including myself. The song is based on the words of Greek Poet Dinos Christianopoulos, "They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds."

I am very aware that the images in this video are triggering and jarring and will evoke strong emotion...I hope they do. I hope that after watching this, you are fired up and ready to vote, to volunteer, to protest, to make change. We're sooooo past Republican and Democrat, black and white, right now, we're fighting for our decency and humanity. I truly believe that we will be judged by future generations harshly for staying silent on the issues we are facing today. Every negative action in the film has a positive reaction, meaning WE have the power to change the ugly in this world.

As always, I thank you for your support and if you feel so moved, please share this video and song with your family and friends. 

God Bless you all and please make your voice heard this November 6 and every day after...

With love,

Rissi

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/

Rissi headlines Kids for Change: End of Summer Celebration!!! 

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!

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Connect Beyond Festival: Women Get the Job Done Panel

Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Rd,, Asheville, NC

Free Event - First Come First Serve 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.

Rob Jiggetts Music Studio Fundraiser

Walltown Children's Theater, 1225 Berkeley St., Durham, NC

Walltown's Yellow House, next to our main facility, is being renamed as the Rob Jiggetts Music Studio. Rob - youth advocate, health educator, percussion prodigy, radio DJ, counselor, funk band co-founder, unmatched musician and teacher, beloved and loving friend - passed away April 3, 2017. Please help us repair and improve Walltown's music studio to make it worthy of Rob's legacy. Tickets are $25

Mar29

Listening Room Concert Festival Artist Showcase

Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The six-acts to be presented are Birch Pereira and the GinJoints (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), Cece Teneal & Soul Kamotion (blow-your-hair-back power, FL).

Music on the Porch: Triangle/Triad Singer/Songwriter Showcase

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The Center for the Study of the American South, 410 E Franklin St, , Chapel Hill, NC

Where in North Carolina do the best singers and songwriters call home? On April 11th, join us on the porch for a singer/songwriter showdown between North Carolina’s neighboring tri-city regions. Here to show us how they do it in the Triad will be Sam Frazier and Laurelyn Dossett. Representing the Triangle will be Jon Shain, FJ Ventre, and Rissi Palmer.

Sam Frazier's music blends emotional and musical complexity with the heart of a rock-n-roller. Originally from Greensboro, he has opened for Eric Church, The Neville Brothers, and Craig Morgan. Laurelyn Dossett tells regional stories through songs she writes from her home in the Piedmont and has collaborated with Triad Stage to produce six musical productions. Rissi Palmer is a Durham-based “Southern Soul” musician whose 2007 debut single “Country Girl” made her the first African-American woman to chart a country song since 1987. Jon Shain and FJ Ventre blend improvised Piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime.

This event is free and open to the public, and parking is free after 5:00 pm in the Park Place parking lot. The Center is also located along free Chapel Hill Transit bus routes A, CL, D, F, NU, and U. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

Her Song

The Doodad Farm, Greensboro, NC

This is the 5th annual tribute/fundraiser show for the Doodad Farm and it's called "HerSong," a tribute to WOMEN's contribution to our art, culture and history. Musically, we'll have the best women performers in the region singing songs by women and about women.

100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit Harmopny Music School, a local group that provides low-income kids with free musical instruction and instruments.

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