Covers, Compilation, Coffee Houses, and Cheer

Greetings, Raison Family,


We are nearing the end of our 25th year as a folk trio.  Thanks to everyone who has answered a quiz question, stopped by at a concert to congratulate us on the “long strange trip,” or who occasionally drops us a line to let us know you are still out there raising on. For the rest of this Silver Anniversary Year, we have some public gigs we hope you can attend and a few bits of exciting news to share.


Covers and Compilations


Our latest album, “So Dear,” includes our usual mix of originals, traditional, and vintage covers. You can listen to samples of the track list at this link or even submit a review at that link if you like what you hear. We are always happy to award prizes from our catalogue to friends who submit reviews. Just e-mail us that you did, and select a prize:


Christmas Belles CD

Christmas Belles Download Card(whole album)

One Small Step CD (Roberta’s solo album of original tunes with Richard Putnam on keys.)

Hearts Content CD

Queen Anne’s Lace CD

Outposts on the Border of Longing (Roberta’s poetry chapbook from Finishing Line Press.)


We’ll send your prize promptly.


Two of the covers from “So Dear,” “Bie Mir Bist Du Schoen” and “Sincerely,” are currently airing twice a day on Women of Substance Radio’s hit show, “We’ve Got it Covered:  the 50s and 60s.”  On this great show, airing twice daily on the internet, you can hear all styles of woman fronted bands playing popular covers from past decades in their unique styles. Go to for the complete playlist and the “listen” button.  The show airs daily at noon and 8 pm ET through this Sunday, November 8. We hope you will give it a listen this week.


A couple of our songs will be featured on Acoustic Rainbow’s latest compilation that ships to thousands of folk, Americana, and acoustic radio shows world wide. Roberta’s “Backwards and Inside Out” from One Small Step was selected for the promo compilation as was “The Night John Hartford Opened for Us.” Maybe you’ll hear us on a radio show near you. Or one that you listen to far, far away.


Coffee Houses


We return to Leo Coffee House this weekend on November 8 for the 8:15 pm set.  There are two other great sets of music commencing at 7 pm, plus jamming from 5:30 on. Bring your guitar, banjo, uke, bass, mando and join in the opening circle.  Then stay around for an evening of tunes. You can check out what’s happening with the Queen City Balladeers at their site.  And it your join—for a very reasonable membership fee—all Leo nights are free. Plus, you get discounts on any other concerts they book for the year.  Check them out. 50 years plus and counting.


In December, we return to our favorite coffee establishment that also serves local beer and great wine, College Hill Coffee Company.  We’ll be singing a few holiday tunes and maybe even breaking out a few new tunes by then. Hope to see you from 7:30-9:30 pm on December 5.  CHCC is also a fabulous gift shop where you can find unique quality gifts for many folks on your list. Sit, sip, shop, chill, sing along.




We’ll continue our holiday cheer by playing three sets at Kentucky’s most beautiful gift shop, The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.  If you are passing through Kentucky on I-75 on December 12, we invite you to drop by to shop from 11-2 pm.  We will be your shopping music. Of course, you are always welcome to chime in on anything you know.


Thanks for all the support over these 25 years that passed so quickly!


Raise on!

And don’t ever defer those glorious dreams…


Roberta, Violet Rae and Vickie

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