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RISSI PALMER AND MIKO MARKS ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING ACOUSTIC TOUR 

2023 is all about making your own magic. Miko Marks and I had a vision and with the heavy lifting of Brooklyn Basement Records and Paladin Artists, it’s manifest! We are going on tour!!!!!!!!! Miko has been an inspiration and a friend for a long time. Her talent is second to none and it's an honor to be sharing a stage with her. Y’all can expect a lot of laughter, lots of good, new music, stories, and a great show! Tickets on sale NOW, so grab yours asap.

 

 

U.S. TOUR DATES

(Click your desired city to purchase tickets)

May 3 / Washington, DC / Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage Series 

May 4 / Old Saybrook, CT / The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Center 

May 5 / Brownfield, ME / Stone Mountain Arts Center 

May 6 / Boston, MA / City Winery Haymarket 

May 7 / New York, NY / City Winery - The Loft 

May 10 / Philadelphia, PA / World Cafe Live 

May 11 / Durham, NC / The Pinhook 

May 13 / Atlanta, GA / Eddie’s Attic

A New Exhibit Honors the Women Who Shaped Country Music--- And continue to Propel it Forward 

The Power of Women in Country Music, a new exhibit coming to the NC Museum of History from the GRAMMY Museum on October 28, spotlights the women who shaped country music and those who continue to propel it forward.

“Some of the most groundbreaking stuff that’s happened in country music has happened because of women,” says the Durham musician Rissi Palmer, who also hosts the Apple Radio show Color Me Country. Palmer is also featured in the exhibition. 

Much of that history-making has taken place along gendered lines, but a growing number of artists, Palmer among them, have pushed for greater racial inclusivity as well. After all, many of the songs deemed “country” in the early 20th century were popular hymns, spirituals, and folk tunes that circulated in sundry communities."

You can read more about it HERE

Holler Country profiles Rissi Palmer and Color Me Country Radio 

"Since Color Me Country has been on air, Rissi Palmer has quickly become a leader in the conversation pushing for more equity and inclusion in country music. Ahead of her stage takeover at The Long Road Fest we spoke to Rissi, Madeline Edwards, Chapel Hart Band, and Miko Marks about the work the show is doing for Black, Indigenous and other artists of color" - Matt Wickstrom

You can read the article HERE

Check out Rissi's op-ed for The Grio.com about the CMA's ban on the Confederate flag 

Thank you to the Grio for offering their platform. It was really beautiful to watch all the artists I’ve had on Color Me Country and Black Opry have a presence at CMA Fest this year. This was something I couldn’t have fathomed when I played my first fest in 2008. Next sentence… it’s time to go deeper. Click HERE to read the rest of my thoughts. 

15 Country Songs by women that everyone should know - curated by Marissa R. Moss in support of her new book, Her Country 

After a decade immersed in Nashville's country music scene, Marissa R. Moss has seen firsthand how pervasive gender inequalities affect female artists from all corners of the genre. Now, she's helping take control of the narrative — literally — with her new book, Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be. 

Moss follows the trajectories of Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris and Mickey Guyton as touch points for country's current climate, as all three have navigated the choppy waters of radio bias and helped broaden the genre's limitations. 

Rissi is among several artists interviewed for this book. Check out Marissa's playlist HERE and get your copy of the book HERE

Rissi joins Christone "Kingfish" Ingram for the 662 Juke Joint Tour! 

GRAMMY-nominated blues artist Christone "Kingfish" Ingram today announces a stellar lineup of supporting acts for his upcoming tour Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Presents 662: Juke Joint Live, including genre-trailblazing singer-songwriters Rissi Palmer, Camille Parker, and Maggie Rose. Full list of dates with specified opening acts is below. 

“I’m very excited to have these four incredible musicians join me for ‘662 Juke Joint Live.’ I have listened to their music and followed their success for some time now,” says Kingfish. “I think each of us have expanded the definition of our respective genres and we have been fortunate to receive support from the Americana music community. I’m quite confident fans will really enjoy what we will bring to the live stage.” 

This tour, a partnership with Nashville-based Outback Presents, will take the 22-year-old Grammy-nominated guitarist, vocalist and songwriter across the country with dates beginning March 2022 and going through May. Rissi Palmer, Camille Parker, and Maggie Rose will join him as opening acts at various cities and venues around the country, including the Apollo Theater in New York City, ACL Live at Moody Theater in Austin, Symphony Hall in Atlanta, and the Ace Theater in Los Angeles. Click HERE to get your tickets.

NPR's The Best Music of 2021: How Black women reclaimed country and Americana music in 2021 

To see it all together is really something. I'm crying reading this, thank you for the acknowledgement and the reminder to keep fighting. My sisters showed out this year. Thank you Andrea Williams, Ann K. Powers, Jewly Hight, and Marcus K. Dowling. And this damn list of artists is like something out of my favorite playlist. To be named alongside these extraordinary women is unreal, read the whole thing HERE

Rissi Palmer and Color Me Country take over The Long Road Festival in Leceistershire, UK in August 2022!!! 

I’m taking the show to the UK, y’all!!! August 26-28, 2022, Color Me Country Radio and I will be at the Long Road Fest in Leicestershire!!! On August 27, The Front Porch Stage will be Rissi Palmer’s Color Me Country stage and I can’t wait to tell you who I’m bringing with me…announcement coming soon!!! Get your passport and come party with us… England ain’t ready 😉 Click HERE and get your ticket today!!!

Rissi Palmer among 2022 Grammy Nominees!!! 

"Rissi Palmer (also) received nominations in the Best Children's Music Album category for her contributions on two of the category's five nominated albums: the 1 Tribe Collective album All One Tribe, on which she performed her song “Little Black Girl, Little Black Boy," and the 123 Andres album Activate, on which she sings on the duet “I Just Can’t Sit Down.” - Sarah Edwards, INDY Week 

BBC News presents Changing Country Music documentary 

Of Billboard’s 2019 top 50 country artists, only one was black. Four were women. None of them were black women. Now, with country music under the spotlight as it never has been before, is it finally moving beyond its white, male image? 

Americana-folk singer Lady Nade explores the roots of country and Americana and its debt to black music, and reflects on her own place in a genre that is only now starting to confront its history. You can hear the full documentary HERE

Color Me Country Radio w/ Rissi Palmer named Best New Podcast by The Nashville Scene!!! 

Ron Wynn has been a friend, an ally, and someone I respect for years, since my beginning in Nashville. That’s what makes this honor so much grander for me. Thank you to Ron and to the Nashville Scene for honoring Color Me Country Radio w/ Rissi Palmer, I’m so grateful. You can check out the entire piece HERE.

The Tennessean presents Hallowed Sound, including an essay by Rissi Palmer 

Thank you so much to the Tennessean, especially Matthew Leimkuehler, for asking me to reflect on the last year in Country music. Hallowed Sounds includes pieces from Mickey Guyton, Allison Russell, Willie Jones, Darius Rucker, and more. I'm honored to be included in those voices. You can read the essay in full HERE

Black Carpet Speaker Series- Women In Music: A Conversation with Rhiannon Giddens and Rissi Palmer on March 6! 

A Conversation with Two Amazing Women In Music on Saturday, March 6 at 12pm pst/3pm est.  

Rhiannon Giddens 
Celebrated MacArthur "Genius Grant" Recipient, Grammy Winner, Singer, Fiddle and Banjo Player 

And 

Rissi Palmer 
Southern Soul Singer, Apple Country Music Radio Host of "Color Me Country" & Singer-Songwriter 

Join as they discuss their groundbreaking careers, journey, struggle. triumphs and more. 

Registration is required for this event, click HERE to save your spot. 

Black, Female and Carving Out Their Own Path in Country Music: New York Times Feature 

A HUGE thank you to Sarah Rodman and the New York Times for writing and running this piece. I also want to thank the beautiful, talented, and courageous women in this article who made this such a heart warming, once in a lifetime experience: Miko Marks, Mickey Guyton, Reyna Roberts, and Brittney Spencer. You can check out the article HERE