Armed with her acoustic guitar, powerful voice, and a passionate flair for a life less ordinary... Elke Robitaille is an enthusiastic and self-managed folk songstress.
Hailing from British Columbia, Elke is very nomadic and never stays in one place for very long. For this reason, the place that she feels most at home is on stage. No matter what town or city she’s in, whether it be at a club, cafe, or festival... the familiar and thrillful experience of performing is what Elke finds to be the most comforting and rewarding.
Being no stranger to life on the road, Elke now has two national tours of the United States and Canada under her belt, having performed in 6 Provinces, as well as 25 States. Elke also completed a 4 month contract with Princess Cruises, where she performed daily onboard the Diamond Princess.
Currently, Portland Oregon is the northwest native’s home base. After completing an 18 week Tour of the US and Canada, Elke decided to take a break from touring, and settle down in one place again. With a plethora of inspiration from life on the road, Elke compiled a new work of songs and began recording her third album - “Flowers in the City” at Toadhouse in Portland.
Elke’s discography spans from 2002 to 2009 with 3 full length studio albums, released through her own independent label: Rag Veda Records. Her albums, as well as live shows, have gained national press and radio attention.
“Flowers in the City” is the brand new 2009 release. The 10 song album features a mix of folk, pop, rock, and even bluegrass. This album showcases some of Elke’s best songwriting to date and is sure to be a favorite for folk fans everywhere.