MP3 Cafe Liati - Love Is All There Is
A singing-songwriting Jersey Girl just making music that "folks" with her sweet, sexy voice and intimate, intricate strings.
14 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, POP: Folky Pop
L I A T I
Love Is All There Is.
Love of art and music is all there is in the life of 23 year old Folk singer-songwriter, Liati Natanya Mayk, creator of the virtual cultural and artistic space she calls "Café Liati". She grew up on the Microfarm, a small farm/art studio on the Jersey Shore that provided an idyllic atmosphere for a little girl with big ideas. In a home run by a potter (mom) and an engineer (dad), Liati was taught to pursue her passions with confidence and patience, to set her goals high and work diligently to achieve them. Dedicating herself to her "hobbies" and using steel strings and bristle brushes as her media of expression, Liati became a self-taught finger-picking guitarist, singer-songwriter and visual artist.
Love Is All There Is:
Liati''s debut album, Love Is All There Is, strives to transform an innocent diary of poetry into an honest musical experience that invites listeners to enter and enjoy the authentic and intimate atmosphere of Café Liati. Love Is All There Is was recorded as an independent project of Café Liati Music at Retromedia Sound Studios in Red Bank (NJ) with the guidance of studio engineer and co-producer John Noll. Recording the album was a two year journey (recording between semesters away at college) that taught Liati to genuinely appreciate the art of music-making by enabling her to mature and evolve as a studio musician while collaborating with other talented musicians on violin, cello, percussion, bass and keyboards.
In the Beginning:
Inspired by the Grunge rock of the early 90''s, Liati begged her uncle for a guitar for her 13th birthday and as soon as she was able to strum her first few chords, she began writing songs. By 16 Liati launched her stage career at the Open Mike Night at Red Bank''s (NJ) Internet Café, finger-picking an array of her original "mellow acoustic folk" tunes. Throughout high school and college, Liati provided live entertainment at venues across the globe. Her concerts have included local evenings at the Red Lion Café in New Brunswick (NJ), night shows in New Hope (PA) and international performances at The Balcony and Masters Café in Tel Aviv. Liati has also used her music to honor her cultural traditions in such special performances as Brookdale College''s Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony and Tel Aviv University''s Israel Memorial Day Ceremony.
Liati''s Other Project:
Folk music is Liati''s main genre; however, she is also a singer for an electronic trip-hop music project called "Smooth", based out of Tel Aviv, Israel. The "Smooth" album was released on Chicago''s Real Estate Records and has been used on the soundtracks for such TV shows as MTV''s The Real World San Diego, HBO''s Six Feet Under, and Fox''s Nip/Tuck.
Life Beyond Music:
On some personal notes, Liati graduated in May 2003 from Rutgers College with Highest Honors and a major in English Literature while concurrently studying oil painting and photography at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Liati also studied the art of silk painting at a studio in Naot Afeka, Israel and has hand-made scarves and pillows for purchase at local craft shows and at Angelika''s Boutique in Islamorada (FL). Liati is also an active member of Israel''s Women''s National Softball Team, flying out to Israel and Europe to compete in international tournaments as the second basewoman and lead-off batter. As back up to her "folk star dreams," Liati is preparing herself for the "real world" by moving to New York City this fall and to begin a Masters Degree in Jewish Literature at JTS.