Iron & Wine
IRON & WINE is the musical project of singer-songwriter Sam Beam. Born and raised in South Carolina, Beam is a former film professor who got his musical start making home recordings, before landing on Sub Pop Records. Iron & Wine’s 2002 debut, The Creek Drank the Cradle, garnered both critical and popular acclaim, vaulting Sam into the spotlight of the burgeoning indie-folk/Americana scene as one of its new and leading voices.
Over the course of a 17-year career, Iron & Wine has sold over two millions records worldwide and earned over 1.5 billion streams across all platforms. There have been six studio records, including 2017’s Beast Epic which received a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album.
Featured collaborations with Calexico, Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), and Jesca Hoop have produced EPs and a full-length recording. Iron & Wine’s music has become a bedrock of usage in the advertising world and is heard in numerous films (Twilight, Garden State) and TV shows (Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood).
2019 marks the 15th anniversary of Iron & Wine’s second record, Our Endless Numbered Days. The record was hailed as a understated masterpiece upon its release and has been included on lists by both NPR and Paste Magazine for top 50 albums of the decade. In celebration of this auspicous occasion, Iron & Wine for the first time will be joined by an orchestra to perform Our Endless Number Days on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Sam Beam currently resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.