In Tune With Musicians
Editor’s note: Singer-songwriter Jill Cohn plays Glenwood Music’s Wednesday Night Live at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Call 928-8628 for more information.City/hometown: Mexico City and SeattleType of music played: pop/folk, more on the romantic sideWhen did you decide to pursue a career in music? When I was working as a receptionist, and I couldn’t stop thinking about playing music full time.
Most memorable experience playing music: Every night when I have the opportunity to perform and share my music with others. There are so many memorable shows: my shows at Glenwood Music – it’s such an intimate place to play and the owner, Larry (Gruber), always does a great job putting the night together for me. It’s just always a lovely night. Folks tend to bring their entire families with them, and it really just plain feels good to be in that space and share the night with everyone, playing live on KDNK for the first time, and also playing a really fun outdoor event for KDNK a few years ago in downtown Carbondale. Performing at an anti-war rally in Volunteer Park in Seattle and on an amazing concert grand piano at a show in Winnemucca, Nev., and opening for Dave Matthews.Ever been heckled? Yes … in Utah. I said something that I didn’t think was too political, but apparently it was and I got a very harsh note in my tip jar, and the man threatened to make sure I never would perform in that town again.What message do you want to convey in your music? That everyone’s experience, no matter how unique, can somehow be related to, empathized with, and understood, and perhaps that understanding can make us all become better people.Ever break a noise ordinance? No … kind of hard to do when you’re playing soloWhich three musicians, living or dead, would you jam with if you could? John Lennon, John Lennon, John LennonBiggest influence(s): My spiritual teacher, my parents, and the world we live inIf you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be? The Zocalo in Mexico City, or perhaps Red Rocks in Denver
What’s your favorite cover song to play? “Wonderwall” by OasisWhat’s the best part about touring in Colorado? The Hot Springs! Oh, also the awesome folks in Colorado! They are a joy to play music for and with.When you’re on the road, what do you miss most about home? My bed, and being able to cook dinner in my kitchen
Folk singer: Joni MitchellSongwriter(s): Bono, Coldplay, Tori Amos, Joni MitchellPoet or author: Pablo NerudaLilith Fair performer: Shawn ColvinCup of coffee: French roast, with five pumps of vanilla and too much half and halfSpot to hang out in Seattle: Pho in the USA! (silly but true) – you can’t find Pho in Mexico.Place to write songs: In my living room here in my Mexico City sublet on the owner’s fabulous grand pianoChildhood memory: Singing for hours in our dining room, while the rest of the family was in the living room watching TVWords to live by: “How can you know it, if you don’t even try” and “You know that darkness always turns into light,” from Coldplay’s “What if”Joni Mitchell song: “Amelia”
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