MP3 Lila Nelson - still got the farm
"Freewheelin'' lyrics"--"poetic tendrils that cling"-- backed with guitar and peppered with a variety of instrumentation (mandolin, cello and harmonica...)
10 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, FOLK: like Joni
An Arcata, CA based singer/songwriter, Lila Nelson has been writing songs since her single digits and performs regularly from a collection of well over one hundred originals. Her music has been likened to that of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Rickie Lee Jones, and Loudon Wainwright III. A true poetic intuition--her unconventional voice conveys at once the joy and pain of the everyday. Her latest CD, "still got the farm" pulls from songs written over the last ten years. The recording is self-produced with her husband and partner Ian Caliendo, who also plays mandolin, guitar, and mbira.
"Lila Nelson''s definitely got what it takes. Her lyrics are framed by one of the most haltingly beautiful voices I''ve ever heard. When you think about what great music is supposed to have, it''s all on this record: sincerity, melody, insight, and inspiration. We started playing "still got the farm" the same day we got it. All the DJ''s love it, and we get regular requests for several cuts on it."
Music and Program Director,
"Great songs with poetic tendrils that cling...her environment as a writer is environment itself...she''s talented..."
-Loudon Wainwright III,
"Freewheelin'' lyrics, melodies that darted and dove like sparrows, some fine harmonica playing to boot...I had to shake off her spell so I could get ready to do my set after Lila Nelson opened for me... She''s fantastic!"
"...a voice like spring rain..."
-Jennifer Savage, Arcata Eye