The Blue Note Grill  is located in Durham at 709 Washington St.

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IMURJ is located in Downtown Raleigh at 300 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601.

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Rissi Palmer


Since releasing her self-titled CD in October 2007, singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer has received widespread media attention including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, People Magazine GIANT, New York Post, VIBE, CBS Saturday Early Show, FOX & Friends, Extra, CNN, and much more. Palmer’s singles “Country Girl,” “Hold On To Me,” and “No Air” were all Billboard charted and her videos were fan favorites on CMT and GAC. In 2012, she released a children’s LP, simply entitled Best Day Ever. The title track and the song “Dear to Me” were featured on two Hallmark compilation albums, Smiles Ahead and Heartbeats, in 2015 and 2016. In May 2015, Rissi released a new EP, The Back Porch Sessions, which has been featured in Rolling Stone and

When not touring or recording, she teaches voice to a select group of young singers privately as well as songwriting at Walltown Children’s Theater in Durham, NC. For more information, please visit

What is Relative Pitch?

Relative Pitch: noun: 1)The pitch of a tone as determined by its relationship to other tones in a scale. 2) An opportunity for talented youth in the Triangle to come together, perform, build relationships and community and celebrate the gift of music!

The Relative Pitch, the brainchild of Rissi Palmer and Kim Arrington, is a performance workshop disguised as an Open Mic for youth ages 18 and under in the Triangle area.  This quarterly, one hour show is designed to give up and coming musicians and singers a place where they can hone their skills in front of a welcoming audience of their peers and families and fill a void for places for young people to perform that aren’t intimidating or adult oriented.  Performers have the option to sing with the Relative Pitch house band, bring their own accompanist, accompany themselves, or perform to a backing track that they provide.