Seattle songstress Jill Cohn will perform in concert at Smiley’s on the River in Decorah Thursday, May 1, from 8-10 p.m. Admission is $6 at the door.

“KWLC radio (Luther College) was one of the first stations in the country to add my new song ‘Yellow Rose’ into rotation,” Cohn said. “Because of them doing that, I have been thinking to myself that I should check this town out. I’m so excited for this concert and we’re actually going a couple hundred miles out of our way but we’re happy to do so.”

About the artist
A radio station recently called a concert with Jill Cohn “an evening of folk Americana bliss,” and the Los Feliz Journal in Los Angeles, Calif. named her previous album a 2012 top 10 indie pick.

Her new release, “Yellow Rose” was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Malcolm Burn, who has credits with Bob Dylan and Daniel Lanois and is best known for his production on “Red Dirt Girl,” by Emmy Lou Harris. After hearing Cohn’s song, “Yellow Rose,” which is about the struggles of the common man against corporate America, Burns invited her to record with him. The collaboration resulted in a collection of deeply personal songs with a universal message of hope.

Cohn’s songs pay homage to artists like Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan and the Counting Crows, with tunes ranging from personal reflections to musical contemplations of domestic violence and vanishing rain forests. 

Cohn was a top-five finalist in the Lilith Fair talent search and has opened for artists like Jewel, David Bromberg and Dave Matthews.