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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 BLACK POTATOE, FOLKSTAGE and FALCON RIDGE
    Upcoming: mark your calendar for Elaine's July 15th Black Potatoe Music Festival debut!
    This March: Elaine played live on FOLKSTAGE, broadcast to 10,000 listeners on WFTM 98.7-FM Chicago!
    Last August: Elaine was designated a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist!
    See the Calendar page for all details.

  • Elaine named Composer-in-Residence. Her music will be debuted regularly the Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy. Her pieces also were featured at the 240th annual New York Diocesan Convention! Brand-new music is rarely heard at the convention, much less by a female composer!

  • 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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