Poetic songstress at Arcata Theatre Lounge

The Arcata Theatre Lounge features Lila Nelson with The Job on Friday, Dec. 9, at 1036 G St. in Arcata. Doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m., $10 advanced tickets can be bought at the Lounge, and is for 21 and over. The band hits the west coast for an early bird release tour in early December.

Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., Lila Nelson began her singing career in Southern Calif., with stints in Washington State, Idaho, and Santa Cruz, Calif.. Lila also spent some time in Arcata, where she honed her skills as a performer, earning a degree in theatre arts, and working between tour dates as a DJ on radio KHUM.

In 2005, she was named semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition for "Hold it in Your Hand" and played with Richie Havens. Lila Nelson and The Job features Jimi Mitchell (keyboards), Otto Huber (drums), and Brandon Essex (bass).