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.

The Seeds project is back in March 2022!!! 

Do you want to chart your own musical career but wonder just how far you can go? In partnership with Pinecone and Triangle Artworks, join independent artist Rissi Palmer for a series of deep conversations with industry experts. From music publishing to digital streaming, from country to rock, these conversations will draw on personal experience and the best practices for independent artists. Each conversation will feature music business pros and allow participants to ask questions. Based on Palmer’s own experience in the industry and the idea that ‘no one will swoop in to save you, you have to save yourself’, these events will help you to find your own path as an independent artist.  

From how to get bookings with Tess Mangum, to licensing your work for television with Aurelia Belfield, to legal advice from Gabriella Logan to showcases and art markets with Shana Tucker, these conversations will be illuminating and compelling. Click HERE to learn more and register now for these conversations.  

The schedule includes:  

May 15, 1-2:30pm-  Get That Booking: How to Make a Lasting Impression on Bookers/Curators w/ Tess Mangum 

September 18, 1-2:30pm - As heard on TV: Television Music Licensing for Artists w/ Aurelia Belfield

October 9, 1-2:30pm - Don't Sign That: Basic Legal Advice for Artists w/ Gabriella Logan 

November 6, 1-2:30pm - Who Needs an Agent? The world of showcases & arts markets for independent artists w/ Shana Tucker

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

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Country Soul Songbook Turns the Country On! at Artsplosure

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Artsplosure, Fayetteville St. , Raleigh, NC

CSSB returns to the stage this Saturday May 21, 6-7:30pm at Raleigh’s FREE Artsplosure fest ! #musicforthepeople w/special guests Jett Holden and Emily Musolino , tried-and-trues Kym Register and Rissi Palmer, and of course the #thankyoumaamband, playing the music of Linda Ronstadt, Tina Turner, Linda Martell, and the Judds, plus original music from the performers.

Exceptional Measures: Celebrating Juneteenth

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Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC

Featuring

Grammy nominated artist

RISSI PALMER,

nationally competing spoken word artist

DASAN AHANU,

and the acclaimed

AFRICAN AMERICAN DANCE ENSEMBLE

all coming together for a night of back to back performances!

Enjoy & experience the exceptional measures found in the artists' poem stanzas, song lyrics, music, & dance as we recognize the connection each has to the history behind celebrating Juneteenth.

Observed in various parts of the U.S. since 1865, Juneteenth is a holiday that celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. Join us to remember & honor the exceptional measures taken over time & continually to this day by the culture & people to not only survive, but thrive.

This event is FREE TO ALL but registration is required

Free event but registration is required

That Music Fest

Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

Welcome to That Music Fest presented by Come Hear NC! A two day music festival celebrating the artists who make music right here in North Carolina! Join us at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th for a stacked line up of incredible music. You’ll see twelve bands on the Main Stage, another eight on the Landing Stage and even more live music on the Concourse Stage. 20 bands on 3 stages under the stars at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park!

$75-$230

Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Tryon International Equestrian Center , 25 International Boulevard , Mill Spring, NC 28756

he Earl Scruggs Music Festival will be hosted at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC from Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4, 2022. There are three stages: the Flint Hill Stage (main stage), the Foggy Mountain Stage, and Legends Workshop Stage. ESMF will include a family area with children’s activities.

Jan21

TBA