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Touring ‘Heartstrings’: Jill Cohn worked on her latest effort with producer Malcolm Burn

Seattle-based singer-songwriter Jill Cohn recently released “Heartstrings Touching Ground.”

Seattle-based singer-songwriter Jill Cohn recently released “Heartstrings Touching Ground.”

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jill Cohn is one month into her tour and she’s got one more month to go. And she couldn’t be more thrilled.

“It’s all been going really well,” she says during a recent phone interview. “I will be out on tour until the end of June.”

Cohn is touring in support of her latest album, “Heartstrings Touching Ground.”

She once again worked with producer Malcolm Burn on the album.

Burn has credits with Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois and is best known for his production on “Red Dirt Girl” by EmmyLou Harris.

Cohn says the process went quickly because she had all the material ready. While she was recording her last EP with Burn, she began to write more songs for a future album. It didn’t take long for Cohn to have a wealth of songs.

“I had realized that I had enough for a full-length album,” she says. “So I came back to Malcolm and we recorded the rest.”

And this time around, Cohn’s nerves were at ease with Burn.

“Coming into the EP, I had never worked with Malcolm before,” she says. “Then I got to see his style and process. When I came back for this album, it’s like we knew where each other wanted to go with the songs.”

While touring, Cohn makes sure that she is keeping herself and voice healthy for the long haul.

“I’ve been fortunate to have some very great teachers,” she says. “I do the warm ups and keep to myself to make sure that my voice stays healthy. Then I also have to remember to keep my hands in good shape as well because I play the guitar.”

Cohn is looking forward to her shows in New Mexico because she’s grown her fan base here over time.

“I like to come back to the places I’m comfortable,” she says. “It’s something that I really enjoy doing.”



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