Arts & Entertainment

Singer-songwriter returns to Tri-Cities for Nov. 12 concert

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.

"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.