Iron & Wine
Since his first home-recorded release in 2002, Sam Beam — also known by his stage name, Iron & Wine — has been propelled into the national spotlight as a major touring and recording act. While his roots lie in traditional acoustic Folk music — distinctly identifiable for Beam’s eerie vocal melodies and lyrics — the five studio albums, various EPs and download-only releases that mark his career have explored a wide variety of styles, including Pop, Jazz and R&B. His discography now includes several songs that would be very recognizable to most listeners with an ear to popular music of the past decade. Beam has carved out a distinct and ethereal niche in Folk music. His MidPoint appearance will feature a full band.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Nick Drake, Elliot Smith and a little Simon and Garfunkel mixing their genes to create a musical mutt for the 21st century. (CH)