Dates announced for the next Open Mic and “The Relative Pitch Presents…” Showcase…

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Please join me for the next Relative Pitch Youth Open Mic on Saturday, August 29 at 5pm at Sola Coffee Cafe in North Raleigh. You can sign up HERE.

I am also excited to announce the date for the next “The Relative Pitch Presents…” showcase: Saturday, October 17 at 7pm. The lineup will be announced soon so stay tuned…

The first ever “Relative Pitch Presents…” (recap)


from left to right: The Lang Sisters, Rissi Palmer, Brooke Hatala, & Sydney Stoker

*Side note: I apologize for the delay in this post. I have been on the road promoting my new project and just haven’t had the time. I am currently planning the next event and will have the dates posted shortly! – Rissi

On Saturday, June 20, the first ever “Relative Pitch Presents…” was held at Sola Coffee Cafe’ in North Raleigh. This show was created to highlight some of the outstanding talent I have seen perform at the Relative Pitch Open Mic in the past who I felt were ready for a larger platform. Our featured performers for the inaugural show were pop singer Sydney Stoker, singer-songwriter Brooke Hatala, and bluegrass /americana artists The Lang Sisters.  We had a packed house (standing room only at one point!) and the ladies didn’t disappoint!

Sydney started the evening off with some of her favorite re-worked covers. Though it was her first ever “gig”, she was like an old pro. Here is a clip of her performing her version of “Lost Stars” by Adam Levine:

Next was Brooke Hatala. Already a seasoned performer at the age of 14, she dazzled the audience with her original songs as well as her covers. Brooke’s polish and professionalism impressed us all and left us wanting more!  Here is a clip of her performance of :

Finally, our last performers of the evening, the award winning Lang Sisters. Though they are only 13 and 17, these two pickers are darlings in the Bluegrass and Americana circuits and have won several accolades over the years.

A BIG thank you to Sola for allowing us to use their space and to all those who came to support the young artists!  I am in the process of planning our next show and have a fabulous line up.  Stay tuned!!!