Fall tour & upcoming release news!

Cohn-IHello Friends & Fans!!!

I’m so excited to be on the road this Autumn in support of my latest release, “Yellow Rose”. I hope that i’ll be able to return to New York and finish the whole album with Malcolm sometime before the end of this year! IN the mean time, the disc. is sold out, but you can download it online at Itunes and CDBABY.COM

here’s my latest tour dates, and I truly hope to see some familiar faces in the audience this coming month and a half! till we meet again! peace & smiles, JIll

Jill Cohn Solo in Bozeman – 5:30pm

Kountry Korner Cafe
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
81820 Gallatin Rd
Bozeman, MT 59718
Price: free
Jill Cohn Solo in Billings, MT – 7-9pm

Yellowstone Cellars
Friday, September 5th, 2014
1335 Holiday Circle
billings, MT 59101
Jill Cohn Solo Concert in Lyons, CO

Stone Cup Rise & Shine
Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Lyons, CO
Jill Cohn in Solo Concert in Delta CO – 7-9pm

CB’s Tavern
Thursday, September 11th, 2014
334 Main St
Delta, co. 81416
Price: free
Jill Cohn Solo in Moab, UT – 6pm

Bucks Grill House
Friday, September 12th, 2014
1393 U.S. 191
Moab, UT. 84532
USA
435) 259-5201
Price: free with suggested $5 donation per person for music
Jill Cohn in Flagstaff – 7:00pm

Vino Loco
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
22 East Birch ave. #1
Flagstaff, AZ 86601
(928)226-1764
Price: free /$3 – $5 donation for music and Venue Purchase Suggested
Jill Cohn Solo Concert in Albuquerque – 3-6pm

Marble Brewery
Sunday, September 14th, 2014
111 Marble Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Price: free with $10 donation for music
corales nm – 7pm

public event email for details
Monday, September 15th, 2014
Corales, nm
Price: free with $3-$9 suggested donation
jill solo inTaos – 7pm

Ekse’s BrewPub
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Taos, nm
Price: free
Jill Cohn solo concert in Alamosa, CO – 7 – 9 pm

Roast Craft Coffee & Libations
Friday, September 19th, 2014
420 San juan Avenue
Alamosa, CO 81101
Price: free with $5 donation for music
Jill cohn Solo concert in Alamosa, CO – 9am – 12 pm

Alamosa Farmer’s Market
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
160 west and State Avenue
Alamosa, CO
Price: free
all ages lovely farmer’s market main stage event
Jill Concert in Farmington NM – 7pm

Clancy’s
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
2703 E. 20th st.
Farmington, NM 87402
Price: free with suggested $5 donation per person for music
Phoenix concert – 5:30

Paradise Lounge
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
4541 E. Cactus Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602)953-2993
Price: free with $3-$5 suggested donation
jill solo in flagstaff – 7pm

Vino Loco
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
22 East Birch ave. #1
Flagstaff, AZ 86601
(928)226-1764
Price: free with $3-$5 suggested donation
lovely intimate bistro – 6pm

Cool Water Bistro
Friday, September 26th, 2014
Albuquerque, NM
Price: free with $3-$5 suggested donation
seating is very limited and reservations are recommended
Jill Cohn Solo concert in Moab, UT – 7-9pm

Peace Tree Cafe
Sunday, September 28th, 2014
20 S Main St
Moab, UT 84532
Price: free /$3 – $5 donation for music and Venue Purchase Suggested
JIll Cohn Solo in Morrison, CO – 7 – 9 pm

Flights Wine and Coffee
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
16 Stone Street
Morrison, CO. 80465
usa
303-697-0492
Price: free /$3 – $5 donation for music and Venue Purchase Suggested
Jill Cohn concert in Colorado / Manitou Springs – 7pm

Swirl Wine Bar
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
717 Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Price: free to Wine Shop & $3 – $10 Suggested donation for the Music
4pm to 7:30p

The Kitchen next door
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
658 S Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CO. 80246
Price: free
Taco ‘bought it Tuesday – 11 am

Trinidad State College
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Alamosa, CO.
Price: free
Mini-Concert and Talk given by Jill about Songwriting and careers in Music.
Peace and Spiritual Fair – 11:30am

Front Range Community College
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
4616 s. Shields st
Fort Collins, CO. 80526
Price: free
Jill Cohn Solo concert in Fort Collins, CO. – 10am – 12pm

Fort Collins Farmer’s Market
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Fort Collins, CO
Price: free
7pm

the Blue Pig
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
811 S Main St
Moab, ut 84532
Claremont College Presents – 8pm – 11pm

the Motley coffeehouse
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
1030 columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
USA
Price: free

Colorado Tour Dates May 21st – 29th, 2014

Hi Folks!

finally made it out to beautiful Colorado and will be here for most of the month!  here’s the first series of concerts, including a show at the legendary folk venue, SWALLOW HILL in Denver!  Please help me get the word out by inviting your friends and posting it on your FB page!  Thank you very very much!!!!  hope to see you all out here at a show.. it’s a beautiful spring in the Rockies!

What’s Happening this week!

Coal Creek Coffee Company Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 8pm
110 E Grand Laramie WY 82070 US 307-745-7737

Larry’s Guitars Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 7pm
Longmont CO

Derailed Saloon Friday, May 23rd, 2014 8pm
725 Main Street Durango CO 81301

Bucks Grill House Saturday, May 24th, 2014 7pm
1393 U.S. 191 Moab UT. 84532

Edgewater Brewery Sunday, May 25th, 2014 5pm
905 Struthers Ave Grand Junction co

The Ale House Monday, May 26th, 2014 7pm
2531 North 12th St Grand Junction CO

Revolution Brewing company Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 6pm
Paonia co

Swallow Hill Music Hall Presents an evening with Jill Cohn – 7:30pm
Swallow Hill Thursday, May 29th, 2014
71 East Yale Ave Denver CO 80210 US (303) 777-1003
Price: $7. all ages wonderful listening premier folk venue
http://swallowhillmusic.org/denver-concerts/jill-cohn/may-29-2014-7-30-pm/

Day Three: the Making of the Yellow Rose Project with producer, Malcolm Burn

I think it’s taken me a bit to dive into writing about day 3 because it was also a day that was somewhat challenging during our project. Not challenging for any reason other than I was in my head the whole day in part because it seemed as if the day was going by slowly and it felt a bit like we weren’t doing much of anything.
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Looking back on it, I believe now, that Malcolm just needed the creative time that day to try out a few ideas on my songs, so he kept suggesting that I leave the studio and go for a walk to explore the town.  I really don’t know anything about this day, other than I took a long walk in the rain and went up to an old cemetery,  on Malcolm’s suggestion, and it’s funny because even though I will sometimes write about dark subjects, like “Tough”, that doesn’t mean that I’m necessarily into visiting cemeteries, even for their historical value.

sidewalkday3studio3daySunlittries20130826_181313The cemetery was historical and fascinating as the surrounding neighborhood was beautiful, but I was really too distracted thinking about the recording to really enjoy the site seeing adventure, I mean I had just flown across the country to work with a producer who I have dreamt about working with for years, and I was walking in the rain?  Way too curious to be out of the studio while music was being made on my songs, I opted to return and I’m so happy that I did, because I was just in time to hear Malcolm cut the guitar solo on Yellow Rose.  I caught it on video, so here is a private link to the video.

Malcolm Burn Guitar Solo on Yellow Rose.

Needless to say, Day #3 ended on a High note.. a guitar solo that upon first listen, is a little unexpected but still out of this world, and somehow it was and is the perfect fit for the song.  Malcolm really took the time to come up with something unique, a one of a kind a super special something for my song.

 

Day Two: the Making of the Yellow Rose Project with producer, Malcolm Burn

Day 2 started off with more singing as Malcolm wanted to get a vocal take on my song, “Tough”.
Pictured here is the rug…why? rugtexturebecause, I was simply looking at my feet and wondering if I could get a good take on this vocal, I mean, I had literally just written the song about 2 weeks prior to the sessions, and I am not known for being confident on a new song until i’ve had a chance to sing it in different situations.  I mentioned this to Malcolm and he told me not to worry about it, and that sometimes the newest song ends up being the freshest performance in a session.

After our lunch break, we were joined by drummer Manuel Quintana Manuel#1 and what a super lovely treat that was! He basically came in, said hello and went right to “work”…well, if you even want to call it that, as he made getting a drum track sound effortless. He did 3 passes at Tough and really tore it up! Malcolm has a standing drum room in his studio, so there was no time spent to have to get a drum sound, and all our time was spent simply on getting to make music together!
We cut my song, “Everyday” live with Malcolm running the board, and me on voice and guitar. I had been performing on a lovely Emmylou Harris Model Gibson Guitar that she had given Malcolm while they were working together, and while it was a really sweet sounding guitar, I am used to playing & singing standing up, and the guitar didn’t have a strap nor a place to put one on. Malcolm grabbed a piece of twine and attached my guitar strap Johnny Cash Style.piano
We ended the evening with the three of us cutting the tune “Me and Bobby McGee” live with me and Malcolm in the same room, Malcolm on Piano, Manuel on drums. During our first pass, I was really missing my own guitar and feeling a bit like a fish out of water, so we took a little break and I went over to explore the other guitars that Malcolm had in his studio and asked if I could play his old Guild Guitar. It was a jumbo size and felt most like my Dad’s old guitar that I used to tour with. I figured since my dad was the first person who had played Bobby McGee for me, and he was the person that gave me my first guitar lesson, I figured that it might be a better fit for the song, especially, since my particular take on the song was to pay homage to my dad’s love of folk music and Mr. Kristofferson’s original version of the tune, I thought a guitar change might be the ticket. We gave it a few additional passes and we really had a wonderful time jamming on the end section. Malcolm had suggested the idea of a longer outré with a fade out, I had thought that perhaps secretly the guys might have been waiting for me to kick into some sort of vocal ad lib (like Janis?) malcolmportrait–Oh, that’s simply NOT me as a singer.. i wouldn’t even pretend to try and imitate a great voice like that, nor do I view doing a “Cover” of a tune, as trying to cop the last singer who made a song famous! No! on the contrary, all these years, I’ve avoided covering tunes because I felt that I wasn’t ready nor knew myself well enough as a singer to really bring something fresh to anyone else’s song. It wasn’t until I was living in Mexico City back in 2006, that I started to truly have a sense that I was finding my own voice as a singer, and found myself humming the song, “Me and Bobby McGee” to myself, whenever I was calling to my little street dog, Freedom. I had it in the back of my mind, that if I was ever to cover a song, it would possibly be this tune, however, I really shied away from it, as I thought others would be so busy judging me and my vocal abilities in comparison to the great Janis, that they wouldn’t be able to give another woman’s interpretation of the song a fighting chance! Basically, over the years of loving that tune, I’ve been slowing it down in my head. Maybe it’s because Baton Rouge Louisiana and Salinas both appear in the lyric and when I’m thinking about those places, I remember my first traveling van which had no AC, so in those first years of touring and feeling my “freedom”, heat became a center piece of many early touring memories. So even though many artists who have covered the tune play it more at the tempo of a train or truck wheel, for me, as a solo traveler all these years, there’s a certain inner tempo of the road, it’s not the obvious tempo, no, the road, when it’s hot and lonely can seem to slow to a crawl – it becomes a series of Fotos taken with Kodachrome, A little sweaty and contemplative even if you are keeping up with the truckers.

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The Making of the “Yellow Rose” recording with Producer, Malcolm Burn

On August 24th 2013, I flew across the country to record with producer,Malcolm Burn. A 14 year dream of mine realized, as I had wanted to record a project with him ever since I heard his masterful works with Emmylou Harris.
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a flight foto Eastward into a long night that would begin at SFO, put me in the maze of JFK and on a turnpike up to Kingston NY, to finally arrive at my hotel at 4am.
The next day, a foggy selfie JillSelfierepresentative of my own self doubt and fears that perhaps “I’m not ready for this experience”.
Yet, there I stood at the doorway doorwayof a life changing event, and to realize that music wasn’t the only light in the room and this experience meant something much bigger to me and to my confidence as a songwriter.
Walking in the room, Malcolm simply introduced himself, asked me to sit down and listen to something (the intro to my song, Yellow Rose started to play), and I said “wow”, he said, “oh you like it?”, I said “it’s amazing”, and he said “great… sing along”–OH S**T! (I thought).. there’s a microphone in front of me, and he’s just pressed record!!!…. I said to myself, “Jill… just sing dammit! that’s what you came here for!”

To purchase a signed PreRelease, please VISIT this link!! Every purchase will go directly to my recording fund and hope that I will be able to continue recording and bringing music to all that will listen. Thank you & Blessings!!

https://jillcohn.bandcamp.com/merch/yellow-rose-ep-cd-signed-pre-release

 

Happy New Year and looking forward to 2013!

January 12th and the year is off to a great start!

My CD, Beautiful I Love you is still seeing brisk sales online and through the mail!  We are using it’s momentum to book some larger shows this year!BeautifulFRONT copy

If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, you can do so at CDBABY  Or at I-TUNES

I’ve been so excited to see some renewed interest in my song, “Doormat”, which was used a few  years ago in the UK TV series “SKINS”.  It looks like perhaps the episode has ran again somewhere, because in less than a week, we when from 10,000 plays to just over 12,000!  Folks from around the globe have been writing to me on the YouTube Page and they finally convinced met to post the entire song.  I shot a self-made video that has been getting mixed reviews, but I’m at peace with that since the video reflects how I felt when I wrote the song, and who the song was about.  You can check it out & leave your own comment review at:   Link to “Doormat” Video as heard on “SKINS”   or follow this Link to the NEW VIDEO.  You can OWN your copy of the song right now, by Clicking Here to purchase it on I-Tunes for only .99

Upcoming Releases in 2013!

A chance meeting with writer, Maya Deleina in Taos, NM. My song, BLESSING MOON is going to get it’s very own Music Video!  The video will encompass the artistic vision of Maya, Cinematographer Suzanne Lucas.  I am so happy that my song will be intertwined with the art of these two special women, and you can see their work here

A new CD project?  yes! that’s right!  I plan to release a CD of Remixes early this year, Entitled “CINEMA” and not just a little move with the instruments, but a full on crazy-you-never-heard-a-JILL COHN-song-like-this-remix!  You can wet your appetite by following this link to HEAR the Searching for the Song Ambient Mix  and the Searching for the Song DANCE MIX   AND here is a longer clip on SoundCloud

coverPhotoRetouched   and, yes… I do plan to use some fantastic photos that I took with the talented world renowned photographer, Eniac Martinez when we shot the Mexico City Sessions.  There’s some photos that we took at Studio Rocco that day, and I’ve been saving them for something special.. I think that “CINEMA” is going to be that something special!  Stay tuned to hear about all the AWESOME mix engineers that are going to be part of this project!  Already at the top of list is the Incomparably talented Mix Engineer,  Stephen Sherrard  who mixed my latest “Beautiful I Love You” release, and Ambient/Dance Remix-master Stan Dart.  This is just a start to the list of Luminaries that will be contributing to this project!  I can’t wait to share “Cinema” with you all, and I think it will be a great companion release to “Beautiful I Love You”

Last but not least!  Dave Sampson and I will be out on tour, and are very very excited to have been invited to the Spokane Women’s Convention and Race for the Cure Launch!  It’s going to be such a special weekend event on April 19th-21st. and we hope that you will join us.  dav:jillAVOSPRess

Please visit my tour page for Portland, Seattle, Colorado  and No. CA. dates coming your way real soon!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thanks for reading my Blog!  and for being in my musical world!! jill