April Showers Us with Good News


Happy Spring to you, Raison friends,


Wine, Women, Song, Film, Writing, Visual Art and Comedy


We had a pretty exciting end to March with a sold-out concert at Fairfield Community Arts Center's Wine, Women and Song and a wonderful Sunday afternoon celebrating SWAN Day with some fabulous women artists at Women Writing for (a) Change. So, if March came in like a lion, she went out roaring like a mama lion. In other words, like a boss with a strong voice who enjoys the company of her many talented pride. Thank you for helping us celebrate the accomplishments of women this month. And thanks to Fairfield Community Arts Center, Womensway of OH/KY and Women Writing for (a) Change for continuing to offer platforms for expression to all voices.


SERFA Showcase and Songwriting Honors


Raison D'Etre received some great news just last week.  First of all, we are happy to announce that we have an official showcase at this year's South East Region Folk Alliance(SERFA) Conference in Montreat, NC on May 17 at 7 pm.  We are pretty excited about this since other showcasers include the likes of Michael Johnathan, Tret Fure, Lauren Lapointe, and Jon Vezner with his newly formed trio, the Don Juans.  You can read the entire list of showcase artists at SERFA's website. The Officials are open to the public, so if you happen to be in the Asheville area in mid-May, come on up to Montreat's Assembly Inn Convocation Hall for the shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 for a one-night pass and $25 for the three-night extravaganza. Cash only on site. Folkies are the best company. Sing alongs guaranteed.  And the amount of talent you can hear at the late-night showcases is amazing!


Roberta just found out this week that her song, "Sure Thing" made it to the Finalist round of the Great American Song Contest. That list represents the top 100 songs entered out of some 1400 entries from all over the world.  While "Sure Thing" did not make it to the winners' circle, Roberta is really happy with her accomplishment and the judges' comments.  You can take a look at the Finalists and winners at the Great American Song Contest site.  They are gearing up for the next year's competition right now.


Coming up in April


We have the following shows coming up in April. Look forward to seeing you at one of them!



Saturday, April 12th, 2014


Macy's ArtsWave Sampler - 1 pm

Cold Spring KY US [map]


Saturday, April 26th, 2014


Soldier, Come Home - 7:00 pm

New Richmond OH [map]

RiverStage Theatre presents this reprise of Frank Wick's Civil War play written from family letters. Raison D'Etre provides preshow music.


Sunday, April 27th, 2014


Soldier, Come Home - 2:30 pm

New Richmond OH [map]

Matinee performance as part of New Richmond Bicentennial.


Raise on!

And don't defer those blossoming dreams…


Raison D'Etre