Yonat & Her Muse
Yonat's music is a product of heart and soul: travels, meditations, and relationships. Born in Milwaukee, her original vocal role models are powerful women such as Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Lauryn Hill, and other soulful heavyweights like Joni Mitchell and Carol King. Having spent ten years in Israel she is also deeply influenced by Jewish prayer and Israeli soul music. Yonat studied music at Israel's leading contemporary music school, Rimon and has also been trained and inspired by a practice of Indian Classical training under the tutelage of Veena Sahasrabuddhe and Shubra Guha. Her deepest passion is strumming the guitar and writing folk-rock songs. Yonat experiments with different styles in her song writing, each piece a little window into the world she discovers anew each day. Yonat is honored to share her music on stage and has performed in cafes and small venues for 10 years. Some of her favorite stages have been Yoshi's Lounge and Hotel Utah in San Francisco, The Living Room Lounge in NYC, and Club Timbuktu in Milwaukee. Yonat released one live album in 2006, "Yonat - Live in Milwaukee" and a fully produced studio project in 2009 called "City of Longing". Her recent and most intimate live recording, "Hineni" was released in May 2011. Yonat is available for solo performances or with her band Yonat and Her Muse in the Bay Area and beyond.