Rissi Palmer

Rissi Palmer and Joe Troop to perform near Galax

The Blue Ridge Music Center is presenting Rissi Palmer and Joe Troop & Friends for an evening of Southern country soul and Latingrass at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 23, in the outdoor amphitheater. The Music Center is located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just south of Galax.
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The 10 Best Acts We Saw at MerleFest 2022: Rissi Palmer, Tenille Townes, 49 Winchester + More

You know a festival is special when everyone you speak to in attendance has been coming for 10 years or more. Such was the case this past weekend at MerleFest, which has celebrated the life and legacy of Doc Watson’s son, Eddy Merle Watson, annually since 1988 with old-time, classic country, bluegrass, folk and gospel, blues and other “traditional plus” music.

Smith & Yarn Team Up With Rissi Palmer for Moving Anthem ‘Never Be Alone’ [PREMIERE]

Portland-based, award-winning talents Aaron Nigel Smith and Andy Furgeson have teamed up for a unique, family friendly new project. Under the moniker of Smith & Yarn, the pair are set to release their first collaborative album on April 29, which includes an array of special guests. Their anthemic, heartfelt track "Never Be Alone," which The Boot is excited to exclusively premiere today, features stunning guest vocals from Rissi Palmer.

Deep Roots, Many Voices: A Discussion With Dom Flemons & Rissi Palmer

“Deep Roots, Many Voices” is a project by the Blue Ridge Music Center exploring diversity and inclusion in roots-based music. In these videos, we pair two musicians in each episode to talk about issues related to race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation; how these issues have been part of their personal stories; and the importance of celebrating diversity in the music world. These discussions highlight contributions to American roots-based music from the many voices that make up our nation, and give us hope for a rich and diverse musical future.

Emmylou Harris, Greensky Bluegrass, Rissi Palmer and More to Play Merlefest 2022

Emmylou Harris, Greensky Bluegrass, and Rissi Palmer are among the first round of artists announced for MerleFest 2022. The acts will join a full roster of "traditional plus" performers from April 28 to May 1 at the Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C. Founded in memory of renowned roots guitarist Eddy Merle Watson, the son of Doc Watson, MerleFest combines performers across the genres of old-time, classic country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, blues, Americana, and classic rock. 2022 marks Greensky Bluegrass's first appearance at the festival and Emmylou Harris's twelfth, a duality the organizers believe emphasizes "the importance MerleFest places on both discovery and community."