"Her songs are beautifully crafted, sometimes bittersweet and sometimes hopeful, but ever easy and melodic with soulful and savvy lyrics" - Chicago Tribune 5/2014
Songstress, Jill Cohn returns with a new release, "Heartstrings Touching Ground" produced by Grammy Award Winning Producer Malcolm Burn, who has credits with Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois and is best known for his production on "Red Dirt Girl", by EmmyLou Harris. After hearing Jill's song, "Yellow Rose" Burns invited the Seattle Songstress to record with him in his Kingston NY studio. This collaboration has resulted in a stunning new collection of deeply personal songs with a universal message of hope.
For followers of this independent songwriter, this album is becoming realized the summum bonum of all her works. She spent most of 2015 on tour playing smaller venues to road test these new songs. The album also found its way onto independent and Americana Radio and had vibrant airplay nationwide for nearly the whole year. It spent over 30 weeks on the Americana Radio Chart and received many positive print reviews in towns where Cohn performed.
2016 is quickly becoming a year of change for many people with the coming elections in November. Cohn’s “Heartstrings Touching Ground” album is gaining new fans in part because it features several topical songs that comment social issues. Staying balanced when addressing sensitive topics, the Seattle Singer’s lyrics point to the humanitarian heart at the center of the most complicated issues, while still commenting on her love of family, neighbors and Country.
Over the course of her 11 releases, her material has been wide ranging, but on this album, stand-out songs seemed to have arrived in serendipitous timing. The first, “Better Life,” is about immigration and the second, “Yellow Rose,” reflects upon the economic disparities in our country.
An evening with Jill Cohn has been described as an intimate evening with a good friend, and the 11th offering from Cohn, “Heartstrings Touching Ground” is continuing to have attention from radio and audience’s nationwide with NPR Nebraska and South Dakota both featuring in depth State-wide interviews with the singer earlier this year. The steadily growing enthusiasm behind the album has Miss Cohn with concert bookings already spanning well into 2017.
A full-time musician since 1999, Cohn has released nine critically-acclaimed independent releases, has gained notoriety with her songs placed in popular TV shows and continues making her live shows the centerpiece of her musical endeavors. In addition to being an endorsee of TAYLOR GUITARS and ELIXIR Strings since 2001, she was a top five finalist in the Lilith Fair Talent Search and has opened for a long list of many well-known artists, but stand-outs include: David Bromberg, Cheryl Wheeler, Vonda Shepard, Loudon Wainwright, Dave Matthews and Jewel.