“Janileigh is a star in the old fashioned sense of the word. It’s in her blood. No one made her who she is, her soulful melancholy is entirely home grown and her beauty entirely her own. She comes straight from her heart and stole mine as soon as I heard her sing. She evokes Janis Ian sometimes or maybe even Joni Mitchell but she is born of her own inspiration and I cannot wait to see where she takes her vision.”
Beth Orton

can tell you very little about Janileigh Cohen other than she’s a singer songwriter from Bolton, UK and I think she’s pretty magical. She recently contacted me and after hearing her sing ‘As a Child‘ I’d made my mind up to introduce her. Her influences are very much from the heyday of contemporary folk including such greats as John Martyn, Joni Mitchell, Jackson C Frank, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. She has that ever so slight husky edge to her vocals that catch you on first listen and she’s a very talented songwriter as well as you can hear below.

What more can I possibly say other than I was completely blown away when I heard this and if she’s not a name you all know by this time next year then there’s no justice…I’ll let her voice do the rest”   –  Folk Radio UK