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"Vibrant presence… Puts on an A+ show"
    - The Great Record Chase
"Stunning new album"
  - Broadway World

"Elaine Romanelli shines like a supernova… Utterly haunting… highly original"
        - syndicated DJ Rich Warren, WFMT Chicago


lyric video for '25', from Elaine's album The Hour Before, on sale now

  • Joining folk history: shows at FOLKSTAGE and FALCON RIDGE. Elaine performed on live radio show FOLKSTAGE , broadcast to 10,000 Chicagoans on WFTM 98.7-FM! Previously Elaine was selected as a 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist! See the Calendar page for details.

  • Elaine named Composer-in-Residence. Elaine has been named Composer-in-Residence at the Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy. Additionally, her music was featured at the 240th annual New York Diocesan Convention! Brand-new music is rarely heard at the convention, much less by a female composer. Elaine was also the songleader for the convention's service!

  • The Hour Before was named to FOUR “Favorite Albums of 2015” lists!
    Thanks to tastemaker DJs Ron Olesko (NJ), Joe Pszonek (NJ), Kelly Walker (AL), and Rich Warren (IL). Being singled out by these gents for making notable music is quite an honor.

  • Curious about hosting a house concert? Contact Elaine for a free House Concert Hosting guide.

Ongoing Thanks
  • 2017's Chicago area tour in March was a big success! Huge thanks to all venues in the area! This follows a successful West Coast tour in 2016, when Elaine played a mix of venue shows and house concerts stretching from Seattle to San Diego.

  • The Hour Before release show was packed thanks to you! The review: "Elaine Romanelli Stuns At Album Release Show".

  • Elaine's crowdfunding campaign was (more than!) fully funded. See the supporter list on the Wall of Thanks. Funds raised supported the launch of The Hour Before.

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