While Sam Cohen is originally from Texas and currently lives in New York, I still put him in a “local” category for New England. His other band, Apollo Sunshine, got their start when the band members met at a summer program at the Berklee College of Music. Sam’s new solo album, The Colors, doesn’t stray too far from the Apollo pysch-folk sound but it’s weighted more towards the folk than the psych.
Tickets for this show are $5 and you can only get them at the door. But don’t worry, if for some reason you can’t get in, a warm Irish pub with perfect Guinness-pouring capabilities is waiting for you next door at The Druid.
My favorite song off of the album is hands down “In Our World”. The fast pace, flamenco vibe of the guitar and pitter-patter beat is extremely infectious and Sam’s vocals as he lays into the chorus line is quite comforting.