Jill Cohn's ninth album, "Beautiful I Love You," is a snapshot of the singer-songwriter as an artist and a person.

Jill Cohn's ninth album, "Beautiful I Love You," is a snapshot of the singer-songwriter as an artist and a person.

The February release features guitar-based, ambient folk in contrast to the straight-ahead, piano-centered pop on her previous albums.

The soundscape varies from simple guitar and vocal pairings to lush arrangements featuring a full band. Unique tunings and the diversified guitar stylings of Dave Sampson on baritone and slide guitars give the album texture, says Cohn, who recently relocated to Northern California from Seattle.

"Beautiful I Love You" is based on the ins and outs of a long-distance relationship, she says.

Cohn, who has been touring for more than 13 years, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at The Beanery, 1602 Ashland St., Ashland.

See www.jillcohn.com or call 541-488-0700.