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Concerts

Iron & Wine performs at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.

May 29, 2011 On his latest album, Sam Beam's whispery folk has morphed into a many-tentacled colossus of a band.

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January 5, 2011 Hear the band perform its new album in its entirety, front to back, at New York City's Greene Space.

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Iron and Wine performs at Newport Folk.

August 1, 2009 Iron and Wine's Sam Beam continues to wring inventive sounds out of the American folk-music form.

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July 30, 2009 Festival producer Jay Sweet talks about what's in store for this year's 50th-anniversary event.

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September 29, 2007 Hear Iron and Wine recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

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November 30, 2005 Hear full concerts by new folk artists Iron and Wine with the roots rock group Calexico.

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Studio Sessions

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June 28, 2013 Singer-songwriter Sam Beam discusses the sound of his words on Iron and Wine's new Ghost On Ghost.

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Iron And Wine recently performed on World Cafe.

March 4, 2011 Hear Beam perform songs from across his discography and chat with host David Dye.

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Sam Beam, more commonly known as Iron and Wine, recently performed a studio session for KUT in Austin, Texas.

February 17, 2011 Hear Sam Beam perform songs from Kiss Each Other Clean, as well as the older "Woman King," at KUT.

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Sam Beam's recordings have gone from bedroom whispers to full-throated albums over the past decade.

January 22, 2011 Hear singer Sam Beam perform two tracks from Kiss Each Other Clean and chat with Guy Raz.

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January 24, 2008 Beam strips down the complex arrangements from his latest CD in a studio performance from KUT.

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December 3, 2007 Hear an interview and an intimate in-studio performance by frontman Sam Beam.

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Interviews & Profiles

Iron and Wine's new album is titled Ghost on Ghost.

April 29, 2013 Sam Beam says he isn't "worried about people understanding exactly what's happening" in any song.

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Sam Beam's recordings have gone from bedroom whispers to full-throated albums over the past decade.

January 22, 2011 Hear singer Sam Beam perform two tracks from Kiss Each Other Clean and chat with Guy Raz.

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Discover Songs

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January 11, 2011 All Songs Considered previews some of the winter's most anticipated new albums.

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November 16, 2009 Our 50 most important recordings of the decade continues, from Kelly Clarkson to Jay-Z.

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July 30, 2009 Festival producer Jay Sweet talks about what's in store for this year's 50th-anniversary event.

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May 22, 2009 In "Belated Promise Ring," Iron and Wine basks in the sweet spot between darkness and delicacy.

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December 24, 2007 Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson picks his 10 favorite CDs of 2007.

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December 20, 2007 Writer and reviewer Will Hermes shares his favorite albums of the past year.

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December 20, 2007 Reviewer Meredith Ochs shares her top ten albums for 2007.

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December 13, 2007 The year's best music, as chosen by David Dye, includes a plethora of reliable favorites.

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December 12, 2007 KUT music director Jeff McCord picks the 10 songs whose company he most enjoyed.

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December 6, 2007 All Songs reviewers parley the year's biggest surprises, letdowns and best new music.

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December 3, 2007 Steve Seel, host on Minnesota Public Radio's The Current, picks his Top 10 albums of the year.

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September 14, 2007 Iron and Wine's "Lovesong of the Buzzard" gets a wonderfully warm-blooded arrangement.

August 23, 2007 1980s-inspired pop from Canada's Stars; Master sitar player Anoushka Shankar; Psychedelic folk-p...

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June 19, 2007 An hour of suitable dinner music for a wedding reception isn't as easy to assemble as it may seem.

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August 3, 2005 Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. Newer artists like Bright Eyes and Flotation ...

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February 9, 2005 Hear an interview with Ron Roeker from the Recording Academy on how the Grammy selection process...

January 26, 2005 Tributes to boxer Jack Johnson from Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis; An intimate home recording ...

December 29, 2004 New artists like Iron and Wine; a self-professed has-been with little music ability (William Sha...

December 28, 2004 2004 was a year when a handful of artists with their best days long behind them surprised us wit...

July 13, 2004 Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. New artists like Iron and Wine and M. Ward ar...

May 11, 2004 Lo-fi folk from Miami's Iron and Wine; Avant-garde jazz pianist Marilyn Crispell; Polynesia's 12...

Reviews

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January 11, 2011 All Songs Considered previews some of the winter's most anticipated new albums.

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The Baltimore duo Wye Oak releases the blustery and mysterious Civilian on March 8.

January 1, 2011 A preview of forthcoming albums by R.E.M., Iron and Wine, James Blake, Adele and Wye Oak.

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May 22, 2009 In "Belated Promise Ring," Iron and Wine basks in the sweet spot between darkness and delicacy.

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December 20, 2007 Writer and reviewer Will Hermes shares his favorite albums of the past year.

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September 14, 2007 Iron and Wine's "Lovesong of the Buzzard" gets a wonderfully warm-blooded arrangement.

December 16, 2005 Tom Moon's picks for the year's best CDs range from lo-fi indie folk to rediscovered jazz.

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October 25, 2005 Iron and Wine's Sam Beam joins the eclectic border rockers Calexico for a new, seven-song CD.

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September 18, 2005 Sounds of the '60s return on new CDs from The Greenhornes, Iron & Wine and Stephen Stills.

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More Stories

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April 12, 2013 In the video for "Joy," by Iron & Wine, the object of Sam Beam's affection is everywhere he looks.

Iron and Wine's new album, Ghost on Ghost, comes out April 16.

April 7, 2013 Sam Beam has slowly and subtly built his sound into something lavish and even orchestral in scope.

Johnny "Guitar" Watson.

July 11, 2011 Hear an eclectic mix of music born and raised in the Lone Star State.

Iron And Wine's Sam Beam performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

January 21, 2011 Sam Beam gives a fresh side of his new songs at NPR, and tops it off with a devastating 2004 gem.

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February 17, 2010 Wipe the Pringle dust off your tattered bathrobe and hear workout music for motionless sufferers.

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