Elke Robitaille is a Portland based singer-songwriter and folk artist who performs original compositions from haunting ballads to foot-stomping bluegrass. Born and raised in a small coastal town of British Columbia, Canada, Elke spent her formative years playing guitar at local coffee shops and festivals before moving to Los Angeles to further pursue a career in music.
By the age of 21, Robitaille had two full-length studio albums under her belt, as well as two national tours of Canada and the United States – all of which were self-produced and promoted using a highly determined DIY mentality.
To date, Elke’s original songs have now been recorded and released on 4 studio albums and 1 Live Concert EP. The latest studio album, "In The End" was just released in June, 2016 through Robitaille’s independent label.
“In The End” was recorded at Toadhouse Studios in Portland, OR, as well as Avian Audio Works in Los Angeles, CA. The album was self-produced by Elke Robitaille and bassist, JP Downer and includes instrumentation ranging from acoustic guitar and strum stick, to pedal-steel and choral style vocal harmonies. The 6-song EP features haunting gospel ballads, gritty alt-country, and mandolin-driven bluegrass.
Elke has played music professionally for over 12 years, performing at venues ranging from farmers markets and festivals; to house concerts and cruise ships (and everything in between!) She has performed in over 25 States (US) and 6 Provinces in Canada. Her music has received radio airplay throughout the United States and Canada and she has been featured in various publications.