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Rissi Palmer releases new single "Seeds" 

On Monday, October 15, my new single and video "Seeds" was made public. I want to thank BlackGirlsAllowed.netTheUrbanMusicScene.com, and GuitarGirlMag.com for being early supporters of the video. The video is available on Youtube and all digital outlets (you can click the photo above to hear and see  "Seeds").  Here is an open letter I wrote to anyone curious about the message of "Seeds":

 

Friends, 

 

I am extremely excited and proud to present to you the short film based on my song "Seeds". I want to thank each and every person that made this happen, most importantly the director and screenwriter, Emil Gallardo. This was a labor of love from start to finish, with people volunteering their time and resources to be a part of making this film. 

We wrote the song "Seeds" in 2014 after the murder of Michael Brown. I felt powerless and wanted to say something to uplift and empower everyone...including myself. The song is based on the words of Greek Poet Dinos Christianopoulos, "They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds."

I am very aware that the images in this video are triggering and jarring and will evoke strong emotion...I hope they do. I hope that after watching this, you are fired up and ready to vote, to volunteer, to protest, to make change. We're sooooo past Republican and Democrat, black and white, right now, we're fighting for our decency and humanity. I truly believe that we will be judged by future generations harshly for staying silent on the issues we are facing today. Every negative action in the film has a positive reaction, meaning WE have the power to change the ugly in this world.

As always, I thank you for your support and if you feel so moved, please share this video and song with your family and friends. 

God Bless you all and please make your voice heard this November 6 and every day after...

With love,

Rissi

Rissi Palmer one of six acts to headline Living Room Festival in March 2019 in Tampa, FL!!! 

The Living Room Festival announced their 2019 lineup and Rissi Palmer was chosen as one of six artists to headline!!! This one of a kind festival takes place in the Tampa Bay area March 26-31 and hosts 30 concerts during that time. Music fans and hosts from Canada, France, and all around the U.S. come to St. Petersburg FL to meet and experience an amazing week (or long weekend) of intimate and remarkable performances.The festival showcase is March 29th at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg.  Rissi's specific concert dates, times, and locations will be announced later this year. For more information about the artists and festival, please visit https://listeningroomfestival.com/

Rissi's making a video in the San Jose area and needs YOU to be in it!!! 

Attention San Jose friends: I will be in town shooting a video for my song Seeds with film maker Emil Gallardo on Saturday, August 18. As you may or may not know, Seeds was written to empower us to fight for social justice and recognize how powerful we are when we fight together rather than against each other. This short film/video is a collaboration between Emil and I to motivate people to get out and vote in the upcoming midterm elections. If you have been looking for a way to get involved, here's an opportunity. We are seeking extras to bring this story to life. We need all ethnicities, shapes, orientations, etc. Click on the link below for location information if interested: https://www.facebook.com/events/230792204272757/

Rissi headlines Kids for Change: End of Summer Celebration!!! 

Join Families Moving Forward, a wonderful organization helping families in the Durham area, for their Inaugural Kids for Change End of Summer Celebration from 3-5 pm on Sunday, August 26th, 2018 at the Durham Central Park! This is event is FREE and ALL ARE WELCOME! 

There will be family-friendly entertainment, affordable food/drinks and plenty of fun for the whole family. Headlined by Durham's own Rissi Palmer, Baron von Rumblebuss and Jeghetto! Visit https://fmfnc.org/kidsforchange/ for more info on the event and about Families Moving Forward!