The HARD LUCK CAFé Presents at the Cinema Arts Centre
Remember This Great Evening
Thursday, September 15, 2011

on the same program with



Elaine Romanelli’s music might best be described as contemporary folk-pop with a Celtic lilt. Her clear voice and earthy songwriting meld movingly on her first full-length album, Real Deal, a 2010 release that is chock-full of catchy story songs about love , fear, and keeping going. Elaine’s prior EP, Better By Far, sold out twice on CD Baby, while the popular track “Fly” has been included on two compilations — CD Baby Top Sellers August '06 and The Open Mike Cafe Presents (2007). In addition to singing and writing songs, Elaine has also produced, directed, acted, arranged, composed, and taught. Elaine performed during last month’s Huntington Folk Festival, and the Folk Music Society of Huntington is delighted to bring her back to perform a full set of songs in her beautiful soaring soprano.

Visit her website:       ELAINE ROMANELLI

on the same program with



Ron Renninger is an accomplished singer-songwriter and guitarist who has released five CDs, been a sought-after session guitarist, and composed songs that have been heard on film and TV soundtracks during the course of his career. The slightly raspy baritone, who last performed for the Hard Luck Café nearly a decade ago, has been cited both for his distinctive vocals and his fine guitar work that are woven seamlessly around well-crafted, heartfelt and often powerful songs. “Ron‘s music seems somehow to tap into the subconscious; he’s able to put into words those thoughts and feelings that usually lie just below the surface,” says singer-songwriter Christine Lavin, who calls him “truly a great singer, songwriter and guitarist.” Similar praise has also appeared in several publications of note. A music writer for The New York Times commented on his “well crafted, well sung and superbly played original compositions,” while Performing Songwriter Magazine referred to him as “an artist whose fuse and muse still burn bright.”

RON RENNINGER   Visit his website: