The final stretch…


Ladies and gentlemen, we have now entered the final mixing phase!!! This is when the producers and I listen to every song in our house/studio on loud speakers, in our cars, on our iPhones, on the computer, and dissect them until they are perfect.  There’s a lot of emails containing the phrases: “turn the drums up” and “scale that guitar back”,  and “is that a chime in the back?”.  Once everyone is satisfied with the sound, we will begin mastering.  This part is always interesting for me because by this time, I have begun to think of the songs as “my babies” and its hard for me to pick them apart.  Thank goodness the people I work with can be a lot more objective about it…

In the meantime, I have been busy in my workshop (a.k.a. my living room floor) writing lyrics, signing pictures, and wrapping exclusive tshirts for all of my Kickstarter backers who chose rewards for their donations.  Most of the packages should have arrived by Oct. 7, so if you haven’t received yours, please message me at


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As always, I thank each and every one of you who contributed and made this possible.  Even after the Kickstarter ended, the “investors” continue to come in. If you would like to contribute, there is still time!!!  Though the recording process is nearly complete, there are still costs associated with the project that we could definitely use some help with.  If you are interested in giving (and receiving one of the very cool “rewards” that are still available, see them HERE), please contact and we’ll provide you with the necessary information…

Until Next Time,














Rissi performing at Centerfest Arts Festival in Durham this Saturday, Sept. 20!!!


Hey All,

  I hope this week has been a good one for you.  I’m here preparing for my performance this Saturday, September 20 at 7pm  in Downtown Durham at Bull McCabes on the Herald Sun Stage for the Centerfest Arts Festival.  I’ll be playing the new songs as well as some oldies but goodies.  If you can, come check it out…did I mention the show is free?!!!  Go to: for more details. I hope I get to see you!!!

Love to you,