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Raison D’Etre

Music: Solos, Duos, and Trios

Raison D'Etre
Roberta Schultz
Raison D'Etre
859-781-3094859-380-5925http://www.raison3.com of Performers:3Fee Range:$500–$1,500 Available for Block Booking Stage Plot: View PDF


I've Got the HeartShowcase Excerpts
Violet Rae Webster, Vickie Ellis and Roberta Schultz are three women who live to sing together. Described by one critic as "divinely stirring," their singing seems to define this team of singer/songwriters. According to Mike Breen of Cincinnati CityBeat, the folk trio offers "some of the finest three-part harmony singing you'll likely ever hear." However, when these women invite you around their hearth of heart, it's for the purpose of sharing life's journey through original songs about love, loss and redemption. Sometimes they even find redemption by "googling themselves" or by assuring us all that bad days are caused when "mercury is retrograde again."

These women view the "tallside" of life with a top-of-the-world perspective and a healthy dose of humor. Even their carefully selected covers from Mark Weierman, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Jesse Winchester welcome the audience into a world where dogs are "twice the human being that you are," a drunken cafe dweller plots her metamorphosis, space ships save the environment and a woman decides it's OK to be "an old gray grandma as long as you'll be my gray grandpa." Traditional folk songs, a capella swing tunes and Shaker hymns round out their versatile repertoire, all delivered in their pure Kentucky blend.

Minimum Technical Requirements
Minimum stage size: 10 feet x 10 feet
Lighting: general wash
Sound: three vocal mics on boomstands, three instrumental mics on boomstands, one on-stage monitor