Rose Armin-Hoiland presents "Gotta Have a Song" — her first show in Arcata since relocating to Oakland in 2012 — at the Arcata Playhouse.
Born and raised in Arcata, Armin-Hoiland sang before she talked and began performing in choirs and musical theatre shortly thereafter. As a teenager, she formed a jazz trio with high school friends and, at age 15, started a four-year run as a headliner at Arcata's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.
At age 18, Armin-Hoiland began collaborating with local musicians, including Darius Brotman and Aber Miller, to play clubs, weddings, theatres and benefits. During all this, Armin-Hoiland longed to join the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir — a goal she achieved three years ago. The choir leaves for a three-country European tour this July and the Playhouse event is the main fundraiser for her trip. "Gotta Have a Song," mixes soul, jazz and funk, and features musicians from both Humboldt County and the Bay Area, including Miller, Drew Mohr, Miles Lathan and Joel Armin-Hoiland.
Tickets are $21 general, $16 members, and the show is all ages. Advance tickets on sale at Wildberries.
Enjoy a sampling of what to expect below. Full Setlist here.