A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hang out with a few of my girlfriends at a local lounge to listen to some live music. I was already looking forward to some adult time, and really, any occasion to get dressed up is a plus for me. We met up at The Shed, a super cute music lounge in Durham, and enjoyed each other’s company while we waited for Rissi (pronounced Reecy) to take the stage.
Now, anytime music is involved, I am all in because music is my outlet; it is my therapy. So I was ready for a night of musical therapy, and that’s exactly what I received. Rissi, a gorgeous woman, did her thang, and all I have to say is Rissi Palmer is my new favorite artist. She is a down to earth stylish country girl, and let me tell you, after hearing her sing her hit song “Country Girl”, she has me thinking that I might be a country girl too.
|Me and Karen|
So how did I stumble upon this Country Beauty? Well, she’s a local vocal coach. Not mine of course, (cause I can only buy a tune, not sing one), but she coaches a good friend of mine, Karen. Karen has been sharing her vocal/musical journey with me, and in doing so, I learned about Rissi. Karen eventually shared that Rissi was dropping a CD Back Porch Sessions, and invited a bunch of us to Rissi’s launch party. I had no idea that when I heard Rissi sing, I would fall in love with not only her style of music, but her meaningful lyrics as well. I gotta tell you, Rissi is positive and powerful, and easily one of the best vocalists I’ve ever heard. Her lyrics tell a familiar story, and if you really listen closely, you might recognize that bits and pieces of her story are similar to yours. Rissi tells it like it is in what have now become two of my favorite songs, “Well Enough Alone” where she tells us it is important to leave the past where it is, and “Soul Message” a song that exemplifies how important it is to have a connection with your soulmate. Her songs remind me of diary entries, very personal and meaningful, except these entries are too good to keep a secret. I am telling you now, that Rissi Palmer is the real deal, and if you don’t know her, you should!
Thanks, Karen, for a wonderful outing, and for introducing me to the sweet, sweet vocals of Rissi Palmer, and Rissi, if you ever get a chance to read this post, I’d love to meet you and go shopping with you (I love shoes too). Not to mention, you seem like you’d be cool to hang out with.