Thursday, January 20, 2011

Iron & Wine - A History Of Lovers

To write, perform, record, and produce an entire album from home is in itself a feat. To have that album subsequently released on a famous label with the likes of The Shins, Foals, The Postal Service, and Sunny Day Real Estate is a dream. A dream that came true for folk artist Samuel Beam. Since than he has released three studio albums and seven EP's. He whispers melodious lyrics alongside his acoustic guitar, banjo, and steel slide guitar for a truly authentic folk feel. The skill level of his guitar playing alone is quite impressive, but Beam does not stop there, he brings beautiful whispered lyrics into the mix as well, creating a genuinely unique experience for the listener. Iron & Wine has really carved its own path in the folk world, and the unique feel is matched by none.

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