Now, with the release of The Back Porch Sessions set to for digital release in May on her new indie label, Baldilocks Records, Rissi is making music from an all new prospective.
"The person who was once looking for love, now has found it and that has changed so much of who I am now -- especially as an artist," explains Rissi. "It's now about finding a new side of me artistically rather than trying to figure out what box to fit in."
The new 5-song EP features all original songs, which Rissi had a hand in writing. It's also one that has both of her Grammy winning producers/songwriters, Drew Ramsey (India.Arie, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang) and Shannon Sanders (Randy Travis, Lyle Lovett, India.Arie), singing her praises.
“Rissi’s new project is a transparent and seamless reflection of who she is as a person and an artist, says Ramsey. "Back Porch Sessions starts at the very center of Rissi’s soul and radiates out to the world from there. The songs, the sound, all of it, are just true to who she is and I don’t know of another vocalist that does what she does. It's that right mix of soul, twang, and church."
“I've known Rissi for a while now," adds Sanders. "She’s been through a lot in the industry, but her voice, her writing—everything about her is stronger now and that speaks to who she is as a woman, an artist, a human being. Rissi is so proficient and soulfully connected---she’s ‘the perfect storm’.”
"Sometimes life can be really heavy. The world is really heavy, so with Back Porch Sessions, I wanted to give people music that makes them feel good, smile, think and reflect on positive things.”