Iron & Wine

Born 26 July 1974.
Iron & Wine

Biography

Samuel Beam (born July 26, 1974), better known by his stage and recording name Iron & Wine, is an American singer-songwriter. He has released five studio albums, several EPs and singles, as well as a few download-only releases, which include a live album (a recording of his 2005 Bonnaroo performance). He occasionally tours with a full band.

Beam was raised in South Carolina before moving to Virginia and then Florida to attend school. He now resides in Dripping Springs, Texas, near Austin. The name Iron & Wine is taken from a dietary supplement named "Beef Iron & Wine" that he found in a general store while shooting a film.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Kiss Each Other Clean

    Kiss Each Other Clean 2011

    Reviewed by Louis Pattison
    A fuller, friskier record than anything Beam has captured before.
  2. Review of Around the Well

    Around the Well 2009

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    B sides that deserve to be up there with his major work.
  3. Review of The Shepherd's Dog

    The Shepherd's Dog 2007

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    An album about political confusion in the USA from the former professor of Film and...