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Paris of the Piedmont presents Rissi Palmer & Wes Collins
Sunday, January 14th, 2018
Plan for an exciting night of song-swapping with Rissi Palmer (Durham, NC) and Wes Collins (Pittsboro, NC) at our "Paris of the Piedmont" house concert. Doors open at 2:15 pm. Light beverages and snacks will be served (BYOB). Suggested donation of $15. RSVP to get house address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer experienced a lifetime of milestones when she released her self-titled debut album in 2007. As one of country music's most promising new stars, Rissi received widespread attention across all media platforms including print features in Ebony, GIANT, Newsweek, Parade, People, Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few. She made numerous national television and radio appearances such as the CBS Early Show, NPR's Tavis Smiley, and Sirius XM's Dr. Maya Angelou's Show on "Oprah & Friends." 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." (More... https://rissipalmermusic.com) 2015 Kerrville Grassy Hill New Folk winner Wes Collins calls his music “guitar driven folk-pop with teeth”. He released his debut album, One Layer Down, in 2013 and is just about done writing the next one (look for it in the Spring of 2018). Since appearing at Kerrville, Wes has played throughout the Southwest, from the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to a formal showcase at the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference in Austin. This year Wes took second place in Moravia Texas's 2017 Songwriter Serenade and received a songwriting fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. (More... https://www.wescollins.com)