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Iron & Wine On Mountain Stage

Iron & Wine performs on this week's <em>Mountain Stage</em>.
Brian Blauser
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Iron & Wine performs on this week's <em>Mountain Stage</em>.

Iron & Wine makes his debut on Mountain Stage, recorded during the show's recent 33rd anniversary celebration at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Sam Beam didn't become his critically-acclaimed alter ego Iron & Wine until his late 20s, at which point he switched his career as a cinema professor for a career as a cinematic musician. Iron & Wine became the "first indie music crush" for many listeners with his debut release in 2002 — and over the course of seven full-length releases and must-listen collaborations with Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Calexico, and Rhiannon Giddens, Beam has cemented Iron & Wine as a purveyor of bittersweet lullabies and neo-folk hums.

Iron & Wine's latest release is Love Letter For Fire, an album of duets with fellow singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop, out now on Sub Pop Records. But for this performance, Iron & Wine gets back to lo-fi basics with a slow-burning folk set.


  • "Trapeze Swinger"
  • "Rabbit Will Run"
  • "Thomas County Law"
  • "On Your Wings"
  • "We Two Are A Moon"
  • "Biting Your Tail"
  • "Lion's Mane"
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