Miki Huber (aka Lilamayi) spent her early years growing up on a goat and honey bee farm in the Mojave Desert in California, where she played her dad's guitar and wrote songs about the moon, lonely boys, and estranged mythical creatures. Raised by a Japanese mother from a legendary Samurai family and an eccentric American father, she found herself moving from the desert to the Nez Perce lake lands of North Idaho and, later, running off to live in New Zealand, France, New York City, and Los Angeles. These days Miki prefers country life to the city, and she lives with her family in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Her songs have been described as haunting and whimsical...sometimes reminiscent of European and Japanese folk melodies and French retro pop. Among her influences are Kate Bush, Regina Spektor, The Innocence Mission, Suzanne Vega, Rickie Lee Jones, Francoise Hardy, the films of Ingmar Bergman, and all the wonderful artists who have graced her with their souls along the way.
Miki's adventures have included acting, screen writing, directing, middle eastern dance, and silent retreats in jungles and mountains.
She is also a Creative Learning Therapist for children.
"...the peaceful folk that [Miki Huber] has presented to us is most seductive. In keeping with her Suzanne Vega / Rickie Lee Jones inspired lineage... these songs emit a sweetness that melts delicately..."
"compelling, dream-like and commendably weird... if you're a fan of Jonathan Richman, Adam Green, or Cat Power, it's probably worth tracking down a copy [of Flutter]."
Emmy The Great, DrownedInSound.com
"A songwriter we will be happy to listen to over the coming years the way we once did with performers like Paul Simon and Rickie Lee Jones."
"A simultaneously mysterious and down-to-earth songwriter, Miki mixes a certain folk delicacy with punk undertones...Miki's music shines very brightly."
"Unusually subtle songwriting and swelteringly melancholic performances"
"Instant crush on her sweet voice and her cheekbones!"
Derek Sivers, President, CDBaby.com
"A pleasing mixture of the delicacy of Cat Power and the quirky appeal of Mirah, Songs by Miki Huber was an unexpected seven song delight, waiting patiently to be discovered in my queue. While Miki emulates the often sad and simple delivery I've come to love when delivered by Chan Marshall, she's got a bit more faith in her vocal delivery. The strength of her pipes adds to the simple beauty of the short but memorable "Cat In The Moon", a simple but lush two minute track. The sparse and sputtering style of the guitar and the vocal delivery on "The Hollywood Song" and "Another Dance" reminded me of Mirah's first album, one of my very favorite repeat listen discs. The simple, almost sparse, musical arrangements enhance the sincere and stunning vocals. Mournful violin enhances the emotive quality. This disc won't appeal to everyone because it's relatively simple and sparse, but lovers of Cat Power, Mirah and even Helium or Mary Timony's solo works should enjoy this reflective and compelling recording."
South of mainstream.com (Review of Songs)
Your track ["I will Haunt your Room" on Martin Newell's tribute CD] was my first favourite when I heard it...It has a genuine winsomeness and pathos in it. You should send it to a record company and demand a big advance.
Martin Newell, Cherry Red recording artist
Miki Huber makes intimate-sounding, clever songs and sings them in a hushed voice. I thought of early Suzanne Vega while hearing this... quirky and lovely."
Anna Maria Stjärnell, CollectedSounds.com
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