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This lovely folk phenomenon is Elke. At 21 years Elke Robitaille is not just your average little folk singer. The dynamics of her songs range from haunting contemporary folk-ballads, to high energy, hard driven folk-rock. Her songs are influenced by political, social, and environmental issues and of course, the never ending lessons and experiences of Love.
By the time her 20th birthday arrived, the enthusiastic and self-managed folk singer was on the road touring across Canada, had released her second full length studio album "Naive" (the follow up to her debut album "Doors" released in 2002), had graduated from the renowned Musicians Institute of Hollywood, California, with certificate training in Recording Engineering and Music Business Management, AND had launched her own Indie-Folk label: Rag Veda Records. These are things that have set Elke apart from her peers, and she is still driving strong.
Plans for doing another national tour of Canada and the US are constantly shaping, and evolving aspirations of starting a Publicity Company (subsidiary to Rag Veda Records) are in the making. So everyone will be sure to see and hear much more of the dreadlocked folk-star in the future!
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And a little more about Elke…
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food: Vegetarian Yellow Thai Curry
Favorite Movie: I love movies... so this one's tough. My top 5 consist of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Napoleon Dynamite, Spinal Tap, Donnie Darko, Forrest Gump... list could go on!
Favorite Activity: Performing, Playing Guitar/Singing, Writing, Reading
Favorite Places I've Been: Anywhere along the coast of the Pacific Ocean... so many gorgeous places.
Favorite Quotes: The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. (Lao-tse)
Most Embarrassing experience as a kid: one time my friends and I were walking home from school and we took a short cut through a construction yard. We had to climb over these large piles of dirt. I made it to the top of one of the dirt piles... and I started sinking in like it was quick sand. My friends pulled me out, but I lost my shoes... so I walked the rest of the way home barefoot and covered mud. (They walked about 20 feet behind me and couldn't stop laughing!)
Favorite Books: Catcher in the Rye, 1984, Memoirs of a Geisha, Indie Bible, Poetry Books...