Making the Album…


Well folks…I’m excited to share that as of July 26, I have recorded all of my vocals!!!  I’m also proud to say that my daughter Grace will be making her musical debut on this EP, lending her vocals to a song. I can’t tell you how proud I was to be sharing my passion with my sweet girl.  She was a natural and sang her part in two takes!!!


   At this point my producers, Shannon Sanders and Drew Ramsey,  will be fine tuning everything (i.e. adding more instruments, recording additional backgrounds, and mixing).  As soon as the songs are completed and mixed, I’ll be sharing a sneak peek with my Newsletter subscribers (YOU) and Kickstarter contributors.  I’ve been planning a way to do a private listening party for you all…I’ll keep you posted!  If you can’t wait until then, I shared small snippets from the recording of two of the songs on my Instagram account, you can check them out here: Sweet Sweet Lovin’ and Well Enough Alone.


   This process has been so much fun and so good for my soul.  This is my second time working with Shannon and Drew, so I knew that it would be great. However, it’s amazing what having no constraints, deadlines, or third party expectations can do for your creativity. The guys are geniuses and made it so easy for the music to flow.  I went into this with a set of songs I believed in and the faith that something good was going to happen and now there are two new tracks and a project that makes me smile for so many reasons. Listening to the roughs, I realize that, while it is a different sound from my first album, it’s definitely the natural, next step in my evolution as an artist and I sincerely hope you love it as much as I do.

Rissi Birthday Show in Raleigh!!!




Hey All,

I hope the summer’s been treating you well.  I am currently enjoying a little beach time with the hubs and Grace before I head back to Nashville and back into the studio next week to finish up the new EP!!!  I’ve been listening to the roughs and I can’t tell you all how excited I am about this project…

Anyway, on August 17 at 8pm at The Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh, NC I will be performing with the very talented Jo Gore and The Alternative. This is going to be my birthday celebration show (my birthday is August 19) so I hope you’ll come out and join us!  I will be playing all new songs from the new album. This will be a good time, I guarantee!!!


I’ll have some more studio pics and videos in the next week so stay tuned…


Love ya,