Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine
Birth Name Samuel Ervin Beam
Born July 26, 1974, Chapin, South Carolina, United States
Age 46
Genres Folk, Folk Rock, Indie Folk
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Percussion, Harmonica, Bass
Associated Acts Calexico, Rosie Thomas, Ben Bridwell, Jesca Hoop

Sam Beam (born July 26, 1974), better known by his stage and recording name Iron & Wine, is an American singer-songwriter. Also in 2002, Beam recorded a cover of The Postal Service’s then-unreleased song “Such Great Heights”. Rather than being included on an Iron & Wine release, the track was initially included as a b-side of the original version by The Postal Service.

Sam Beam, better known by his song writing moniker Iron & Wine is contemplating the effects of working solo.

Also in 2002, Beam recorded a cover of The Postal Service’s then-unreleased song “Such Great Heights”. Rather than being included on an Iron & Wine release, the track was initially included as a b-side of the original version by The Postal Service.

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Boy with a Coin
Boy with a Coin
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Bitter Truth
Bitter Truth
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Call It Dreaming
Call It Dreaming

Beam released his first Iron & Wine album, The Creek Drank the Cradle, on the Sub Pop label in 2002. Beam wrote, performed, recorded and produced the album in his home studio. Featuring acoustic guitars, banjo, and slide guitar, the album’s music has been compared to that of Nick Drake, Simon and Garfunkel,Elliott Smith, Neil Young and John Fahey.

Although an acoustic guitar still leads Iron & Wine’s songs, the additional instrumentation gives the tracks texture, making the lack of dynamics less noticeable. “Boy With a Coin,” the first single off the album, illustrates this evolution well. Beam’s multi-tracked vocals and drum claps, though recorded alone, imply the presence of the multiple people absent from Iron & Wine’s previous albums.

Sam Beam released his first Iron & Wine album, The Creek Drank the Cradle, on the Sub Pop label in 2002. Beam wrote, performed, recorded and produced the album in his home studio. Featuring acoustic guitars, banjo, and slide guitar, the album’s music has been compared to that of Nick Drake,Simon and Garfunkel, Elliott Smith, Neil Young and John Fahey.

The B-sides and rarities album Around the Well was released in 2009. Iron & Wine also contributed the song “Stolen Houses (Die)” to the AIDS benefit album Dark Was the Night produced by the Red Hot Organization.

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