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August 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$20
Rissi describes her work as “Southern soul,” which is as deceptively simple as each of those words on its own. Pulling influences from country to jazz to folk to rock to pop, Rissi’s sound is a rich combination of cultures and perspectives. After releasing her debut album in 2008, she was featured in Ebony, Rolling Stone andThe Wall Street Journal and performing from the White House to the Grand Ole Opry. Her debut single, “Country Girl,” put an African-American woman at the top of Billboard’s Country chart for the first time in 20 years. Since that whirlwind beginning, Rissi has left Nashville and re-centered in North Carolina, writing and performing the songs that reflect her constant evolution. Rissi’s latest release, Back Porch Sessions, is all about loving where you’re from and who you’re with. I’m hoping we get an August night pleasant enough to celebrate those on the back porch together.