Jill Koch (cook) is an independent singer/songwriter from Kansas who has performed with various groups over the years, as a vocalist and writer. In December 2007-Jill finished her second solo recording, "Sweet Abdication" featuring songs she has collaborated on with various bands/ artists, as well as exploring and expanding musically,writing with guitar. This album longs to speak to the soul of such things as: love, expectation, forgiving, and giving up the "fetish" of self. Musically, the songs on this project have an acoustic rock feel, with a few folky songs. (and a couple surprises) This album includes the radio mix recording of "Straight Down Main", and longtime fan favorite "I Belong to Another" plus Jill's guitar debut on "Sweet Abdication." "Pathetic Little Mind" is one of three songs on the disc to have two versions: a bare bones acoustic folky track and also a full in-your-face electric rock version which communicates the song in a . . .how shall we say. . . more direct way. Buy this CD and get the bonus hidden tracks not available as downloads FREE BONUS Compilation CD: This album is a DOUBLE DISC PROJECT and included Jill singing 18 original songs plus an additional BONUS CD featuring original songs from all the bands and artists (the cohorts) who helped her record. The bonus cohorts disc includes artists that vary in style from alternative funk, instrumental, pop rock, alternative, folk, 70's funk. Featuring the following independent artist/bands: Seth Swartzendruber Kelly Liebengood Jennifer Lynn Smith John McClain Brice Ash The Clint-K Band Randy Rowe Kim Ashley C4 Rock Martin Markley The Poolboys Give Me Sound Suzanna Barnes Abby Musgrove Buy the "Sweet Abdication" CD and receive "the cohorts" album free. (cohorts album is not available for downloads.) In 1999, Jill began recording and performing with Seth Swartzendruber who wrote and performed the guitar arrangements for her first album, "Big Scary World." Following the release in 2000, Jill joined the KC indie band 'Aslan's Child', for their self-titled release and sang with AC for two years. Since 2000, Jill has also been involved with 'Open Swim,' at KU led by the Pool Boys, with two of her songs featured on the "Open Swim" CD. Jill's first album "Big Scary World" is an acoustic rock set including 12 songs of truth that seek to inspire the culture to look beyond themselves. Featuring the first recording of "Most High" and title cut "Big Scary World." In January 2003, Jill teamed up with Kelly Liebengood, and Brice Ash, formerly of the KC band "Beggars Table", to release a 13 cut album called "deep with You." The album contains original songs written by Kelly and Jill as well as three hymns with new arrangements by Kelly. Brice adds amazing instrumental work on the album. Kelly's vocals have been compared to "Creed", and the feel of the album is acoustic rock with gutsy vocals, with a slight "twang" here and there. " I don't consider myself a performer, it is actually quite a task for me to get ready for shows, mentally with much self-doubt and physically, just finding the time to prepare. Plus,that kind of life just doesn't lend itself to family life, unless you're the Partridge Family.(and they seemed a little dysfunctional Ha Ha!) Yet what performing that I have done, I have been very grateful for, and so grateful to all the musicians who have made my songs come to life. I love to hear when people tell me they connect with one of my songs . . . and that, after all, is what it's all about. I love how the internet has made it possible for indie artists to share their music. It is my hope that those who encounter my songs whether live, from a CD, download, or online, would feel connected in some way and be moved by what they hear."-Jill.