Every month, opbmusic presents songs recorded live at Pickathon 2019, that showcase some of the festival’s most exciting performances.

On a lazy Sunday afternoon in early August, Sam Evian, the project fronted by singer Sam Owens, performed at the Pickathon Woods Stage. Cloaked among the trees, the New York-based musician exuded an understated cool inspired by the very best of classic ‘70s rock ‘n’ roll. A highlight of the set was this live version of “Need You.” The track, minus the extended jangly guitar solos showcased at Pickathon, was originally released as part of a two song EP in 2017 via Saddle Creek.

Sam Evian is embarking on a tour later this month with select dates in the South, Midwest, and Northeast.