The Doodad Farm presents Rissi Palmer and Becca Rae

The Doodad Farm, 4701 Land Rd,, Greensboro, NC

We're proud to present Rissi! Rissi Palmer experienced a lifetime of milestones when she released her self-titled debut album in 2007. Rissi received widespread attention, including Ebony, Parade, Vibe, and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few. She made national television and radio appearances such as the CBS Early Show, PBS’ Tavis Smiley Show, and Sirius XM's Dr. Maya Angelou's Show on "Oprah & Friends." She was invited to perform at the White House and the Grand Ole Opry upon numerous occasions. And as if all that wasn't enough, Rissi also made music history as the first African-American female to chart a country song since 1987 with the release of her debut single, "Country Girl."

Rissi has since released two project independently, a children’s LP Best Day Ever in 2013 and 2015’s The Back Porch Sessions. Best Day Ever earned her an invite to play Lincoln Center in New York City and two of its tracks were featured on Smiles Ahead and Heart Beats, compilations made by Hallmark. The Back Porch Sessions, an EP described as “Southern Soul”, has received attention from publications such as Rolling Stone, PerezHilton.com, People Magazine, and NPR’s The State of Things. She is now in the process of writing and recording a new project for release in 2018. More at www.rissipalmermusic.com

Becca Rae is a mainstream country music singer-songwriter based out of Southern Pines, NC. She has opened concerts for country music superstars like Loretta Lynn and Montgomery Gentry, and modern songwriting greats like Gary Hannan and Lacy Green. She has released three independent albums, and her original music has been featured on national television. Best known for her stop-and-stare vocals and emotionally-charged lyrics, Becca Rae has traveled and performed for fans all across the country. Becca Rae is also the creator and host of the historic Sunrise Theater's "Singer-Songwriters in the Round" showcase, a bi-annual event that highlights original music from North Carolina. More at www.beccaraemusic.com

If we had a gate, it would open at 6:30 pm. Feel free to show up earlier than that, even, if you just want to enjoy the weather, have a picnic, or just hang out.

Doodad Farm never charges for entry to concerts, though we do request that those who are able (and you know who you are) donate at the stage area. Every penny of donations goes straight to the performers. We think $10-$15 is a reasonable donation for this show. There will also be an opportunity to buy CDs and other merchandise, and that's another way to support these artists.

Other details: • Kids, dogs, and even mothers-in-law are always welcome as long as they behave themselves. • This is an outside, farm like setting (thus the name). Dress like you’re going camping and you’ll be fine. Bug spray might be a good idea. • We never allow weapons of any sort at the farm. If you think you need to protect yourself, you’re in the wrong place. • Bring your own beverages, and consume them responsibly. • If you’re a sitter, bring a chair. If you forget, we have some extras. • Smoking is permitted as long as you don’t bother anyone or do any butt-dropping. • Please clean up after yourself and treat the Farm as if it’s your own (in a way, it is!). • Portable toilets and drinking water will be available. • Let someone help you park, especially if the field is wet.

SIX STRING PRESENTS JON SHAIN, FJ VENTRE AND SPECIAL GUEST RISSI PALMER

The Cary Theater, 122 E Chatham St, Cary, North Carolina 27511

Jon Shain jonshain.com

2019 International Blues Challenge Winner

Jon took first place in the solo/duo category of the 2019 International Blues Challengein Memphis, besting over 260 competitors for the win. Watch video of Jon’s winning performance and read the News & Observer’s feature.

Last August at Durham’s Blue Note Grill, Jon won the 2018 Triangle Blues Society‘s Blues Challenge in the solo/duo category, sending him on to the International Challenge. The band Chicken Shack won in their category.

Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style – combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Shain’s latest solo disc, Gettin’ Handy with the Blues – a Tribute to the Legacy of WC Handy, was released in January, 2018. Shain’s newest release is Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday Soon, with long-time collaborator FJ Ventre.

FJ Ventre reverbnation.com/fjventre

Based in Chapel Hill, NC, FJ Ventre plays upright and electric bass and sings with several acts from The Triangle area, including Jon Shain, Wyatt Easterling, Wes Collins, the Bennys, Nantahala and others.

He has also played with the Chris Stamey Group, the Swang Brothers, Rebecca and The Hi-Tones, Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos, The Stars Explode, and Tom Maxwell. FJ is the owner-operator of Good Luck Studio and has recorded and mixed projects for Jon Shain, The Swang Brothers, Jeff Hart, Hailey Clark, The Infidels, Tad Walters, and Tom Maxwell, to name a few.