Spend Friday Night with Yellowbirds

February 16th, 2012

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Sam Cohen is a talented, busy dude. In Boston, where the Houston native attended the famed Berklee College of Music, he formed the psychedelic-rock trio Apollo Sunshine. That would’ve been enough for some musicians. But Cohen is also a sideman in demand, appearing on albums for Shakira and Norah Jones, among others. That, too, would’ve been enough for some musicians. But not Cohen. No, he decided to go it alone with the solo project Yellowbirds in 2009. Full-length The Color followed in 2011, and tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge you can see Yellowbirds (above, playing “In Our World” for KDHX FM in St. Louis) for yourself.