Yellowbirds is a Brooklyn-based band that’s driven creatively by Sam Cohen, a singer-songwriter whose honesty is expressed as much through his lyrics as through live performance.
“I guess I’m hoping that they’ll have the experience I have when I listen to the music that I love,” he told Paste last year in regards to his listeners. “Where it just makes your eyebrows go up and tingles go around your scalp and make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. That’s when I’m feeling music the most, or anything really beautiful. A wave goes over your body and you know that life is glorious.”
Last year, Yellowbirds performed a few unplugged tunes for Pickathon Music Festival in Portland, Oregon. With the festival’s 2014 installment just around the corner, it seems like the perfect time to listen to Cohen and the Yellowbirds perform “Young Men of Promise” for Pickathon’s On The Farm Sessions. Check it out in the player above.