(State College, PA, July 16th, 2021)—Iron & Wine is back on the road in 2021, heading out on tour with only his guitar as backing band — singer-songwriter Sam Bean is taking the show back to basics, putting his song-writing front and center.
Born and raised in South Carolina, Beam is a former film professor who got his start making home recordings before landing on Sub Pop Records. Iron & Wine’s 2002 debut, The Creek Drank the Cradle, garnered both critical and popular acclaim, vaulting Beam into the spotlight of the burgeoning indie-folk/Americana scene as one of its new and leading voices.
Now entering its 20th year, Iron & Wine has captured the emotion and imagination of listeners with distinctly cinematic songs. His recorded output includes seven full-length studio records, collaborations with Calexico, Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), and Jesca Hoop, countless EP’s, singles and compilation/soundtrack appearances, three Grammy nominations for Beast Epic (2017), Weed Garden (2018) and Years to Burn (2019), and a series of Archive releases featuring demos and rarities.
As the touring world began to switch its lights on, Beam was thinking of ways to head back out on the road. He factored in as well the expectation of what fans might want to see and hear after so much turmoil and it became clear that a simple return to roots was the answer. This fall, Beam will load up a van with a handful of acoustic guitars, dust off his trusty songbook and offer up some well needed comfort food in the way of the Iron & Wine catalog each night.
Don’t miss out on one of Iron & Wine’s most intimate tours in over fifteen years. The State Theatre is proud to host Iron & Wine on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 at 8 p.m.