Jill Cohn needed some musical inspiration as well as a break from the gloomy gray skies of Seattle.
So, in 2005 she packed a suitcase and headed south of the border.
"After nearly 11 winters in Seattle, I just needed the sunshine and I really wanted to experience living in another country," Cohn said via e-mail this week. "Mexico City was the perfect choice as I have many friends from there who now live in the states."
Cohn, who grew up in the Tri-Cities, had also struggled with writer's block at the time, and because she'd always loved Mexican art and culture, her time spent there paid off.
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"I needed to change everything about my life, in order to find myself as a songwriter again," Cohn said.
The result was a collection of songs she wrote that reflected the essence of her musical soul.
She'll perform a selection of that music starting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Ave., Richland.
Cohn, who still has family in the Tri-Cities, has released eight albums since she migrated to Seattle in the '80s. She's a graduate of Kamiakin High School.
Admission to the concert is $8 general and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the door.