Haunting Acoustic Storytelling
Iron and Wine, aka Sam Beam has been hard at work making folk rock over a decade now, with his work compared to the likes of Simon and Garfunkel, Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Neil Young and John Fahey. Prior to that, he was a film studies professor, working out of Miami University. His big break first came when his home-recorded track was featured as part of a free CD on the front of Yeti Magazine, courtesy of a friend passing on his tape to the publication.
Songs from his eight studio albums have featured on various TV shows and films, including House, Grey's Anatomy and the first Twilight movie - in fact, his song 'Flightless Bird, American Mouth' was hand-picked by the film's star, Kristen Stewart for the end prom scene.