Welcome to Raison D'Etre's home page. Here, you can listen to our music, view a recent video, find where we are playing next, and sign up for our e-mail list. We continue to celebrate our 25th year through June 2016.

Fun fact #1:  When asked how long sisters, Roberta and Violet Rae have been singing together, Violet Rae's standard response is, "all my life."

Here's our CD Baby Store for browsing and buying...


See our CALENDAR page for more detailed schedule and links to our shows.

Raison D'Etre is delighted to be included in the Kentucky Arts Council's Performing Arts Directory. 

In recognition of artistic excellence, Raison D'Etre has been selected to participate in the Performing Arts Directory, a program of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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 Roberta's song, "Sure Thing" was selected as a finalist in the Folk/Americana Category of The Great American Song Contest.


We are happy to announce that "The Night John Hartford Opened for Us" from our album, So Dear, is getting airplay in Indiana, New Jersey, Austria, Arkansas, Connecticut, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa according to the latest track report from Acoustic Rainbow Sampler.