Making the Video!!!  

Well folks, we are a wrap on the video!!!  We shot here in Durham last Tuesday and I'm excited to report that I just got done viewing the last edit for the video an hour ago!!! You will be seeing the new video shortly...stay tuned...


Rissi Palmer judging AND performing at TeenFest2K15!!! 

I am super excited to be a part of this year's TeenFest2K15 on Saturday, May 2 at 1pm. This is an amazing organization that promotes positivity for youth in the Triangle area (click HERE for more information). I will not only be judging the talent competition, I will be performing the single from my upcoming EP release The Back Porch Sessions. I hope to see you there!!!
When: Saturday, May 2 at 1pm
Where: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC


Countdown to The Back Porch Sessions - Photo Shoot!!! 

Hey all! I just got home from shooting the promo and cover pics for my new project, The Back Porch Sessions, set for release on May 26!!! The pictures were shot by talented and respected photographer Jimmy Bruch, the man behind my first album cover, on location in Brooklyn, NYC! The fabulous Patricia Cameron beat my face (translation: did a good job on my makeup lol) and Jason Sky, as always, had me dressed like a rock star. Here are some behind the scene shots...more to come soon!!!

Getting the group back together!!! From L to R: Jimmy Bruch (photographer), myself, and Anna Valencia-Bruch (graphic artist)

Patricia Cameron (makeup artist) and I between shots

Rissi Palmer added to Durham's the Art of Cool Festival 2015 Line Up!!! 

I am SOOOOO excited to be a part of this year's awesome line up of artists. Get more information about this awesome festival and organization at
Here is all the vital information about my performance:
When: 3pm, Friday, April 24
Where: Durham Central Park
501 Foster St.
Durham, NC
How much: FREE!!!

Come out, bring the family and listen to some new songs from my new EP, The Back Porch Sessions, coming May 26.  It'll be a great time, I promise!!!

Live at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville March 19 - Make Your Reservation!!! 

Hey friends! My show at the legendary Bluebird Cafe' in Nashville, TN is a week away!!!  
When: Thursday, March 19 at 6pm
Where: The Bluebird Cafe' 
4104 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 
The show is free admission BUT you have to make a reservation to even think about getting in. Starting Thur/Mar 12 @ 8am you can make your reservation by clicking the following link:
Reservations usually go in about 30 minutes.  Hope to see you there!!!

It's not everyday you're called a TRAILBLAZER... 

It's pretty awesome to be mentioned in this group of amazing women as a "trailblazer". I am proud of what WE (my team and I) were able to accomplish and I'm excited to share my new music with the world VERY soon. I'm also proud of Mickey Guyton
...she's about to be HUGE. Thank you to Grady Smith and the for the shout out. You can check out the article here: Mickey Guyton and the trailblazing women of country music

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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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