Raison D'Etre offers eight new original songs on this collection of twelve that also includes a satirical look back at the 1940s, a nod to the beginnings of bluegrass and a rollicking version of the cowboy song,"Buffalo Gals." The closing track, "Brown River," by Northern Kentucky bassist and song writer, Daniel Wilson, whispers a love note to the Northern Kentucky area.
Tales from the Tall Side has its roots in an Artist Enrichment Grant that Roberta received from The Kentucky Foundation for Women. As Roberta set out to write and edit songs about the way women and girls face aging in our society, Violet and Vickie began writing some powerful songs about issues facing many women on the "tall side" of life.
Lest anyone should think it's gloomy on the tall side, Violet Rae's song, "Legacy," extols the virtues of "googling," and Roberta assures you that bad days are controlled by the planets in "Mercury is Retrograde Again." There's even a little social commentary in "Alien" and "The Hard Truth."
10-song compilation of Raison D'Etre's swing era recordings, featuring three newly recorded songs.
5 originals, covers of Neil Young, Dolly Parton, Michael Nesmith, and Jesse Winchester, and of course, some swing!