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Sam Beam & Ben Bridwell On World Cafe

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Sam Beam and Ben Bridwell.

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On this episode of World Cafe, Sam Beam of Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell of Band Of Horses perform each other's songs.

Iron & Wine has released seven albums — including its latest, Ghost On Ghost — and Beam is no stranger to outside collaboration. His best-known pairing is 2005's In The Reins, recorded with Calexico. Band Of Horses is similarly well-established, having churned out a fondly received string of albums since its 2005 breakthrough single "The Funeral."

Beam and Bridwell both grew up in South Carolina. Their new album of covers together is Sing Into My Mouth, which draws its title from a line in the Talking Heads song "This Must Be The Place." Out on tour and in this session, the two also play each other's songs. Unlike what you might hear in their live show, the World Cafe versions of "Joy" and "No One's Gonna Love You" are sparse acoustic performances.

Sam Beam & Ben Bridwell On World Cafe

01Foot of the Hill

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Foot of the Hill

02Mystery

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Mystery

03All Your Love is Gone

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01Joy

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Joy

02No One's Gonna Love You

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No One's Gonna Love You

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