Iron and Wine at The Bridgewater Hall, City Centre, 15 February 2018, from £20.50 - Book now
Now 15 years into his career, Sam Beam – aka Iron and Wine – brings his latest recording, Beast Epic, to The Bridgewater Hall this February.
The album is his sixth as Iron and Wine – although in recent years he has also recorded and toured with Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell and Manchester-based Californian Jesca Hoop.
Beast Epic, Beam explains, draws inspiration from time and ageing – and he has taken this opportunity to simplify its production, replacing recent albums’ backing singers, horns and orchestras with a small group of musicians playing mostly acoustic instruments.
Some have compared it to his earlier, and arguable strongest, material – including 2004 breakthrough, Our Endless Numbered Days – with one review praising its ‘lilting grace and pleasing simplicity’. Beam is joined by his band to perform it here, alongside favourites from his growing back catalogue.
Iron and Wine at The Bridgewater Hall, City Centre