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Raison D’Etre

Raison D’Etre

Performing Artist
  • Music: Solos, Duos, and Trios
  • Number of Performers: 3
  • Fee Range: $500–$1,500
  • Available for Block Booking


​​​​Vickie Ellis, Violet Rae Webster and Roberta Schultz are three women who live to sing together. Described by one critic as "divinely stirring," their singing defines 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 extolling the unconditional love of a good dog. These women view the tall side of life with a top-of-the-world perspective and a healthy dose of humor. Traditional folk songs, a cappella swing tunes and Shaker hymns round out their versatile repertoire, all delivered in their pure Kentucky blend.

Minimal 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
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