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The Shepherd's Dog, Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine

July 14th, 2013

Birth Name:
Samuel Beam

Iron & Wine


Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Iron & Wine


Singer/songwriter Samuel Beam, who rose to prominence with a blend of whispered vocals and softly homespun indie folk, chose the moniker Iron & Wine after coming across a dietary supplement named "Beef Iron & Wine" while working on a film. Raised in South Carolina, Beam received his bachelor's degree in art from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and later his Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University Film School. Although Beam would later expand his sound to include electric instruments and rich, lush textures, he was firmly exploring the former style when several of his lo-fi recordings caught the ear of Jonathan Poneman, co-owner of Sub Pop Records. The songs had been recorded in Beam's bedroom without the aid of studio flourishes, but Poneman nevertheless requested that additional material be sent to the label for submission, and Beam responded by sending two CDs in the mail — both of them full-length albums. Poneman considered releasing them both, but instead slimmed down the set to 12 songs and released it in September 2002 as The Creek Drank the Cradle. The similarly themed The Sea & the Rhythm EP followed in 2003.

Top Albums

The Shepherd's Dog, Iron & Wine
1. The Shepherd..
Our Endless Numbered Days, Iron & Wine
2. Our Endless ..
Around the Well (Bonus Track Version), Iron & Wine
3. Around the W..
Kiss Each Other Clean (Deluxe Version), Iron & Wine
4. Kiss Each Ot..
The Creek Drank the Cradle, Iron & Wine
5. The Creek Dr..
In the Reins - EP, Calexico
6. In the Reins..
Woman King - EP, Iron & Wine
7. Woman King -..
Ghost On Ghost, Iron & Wine
8. Ghost On Gho..
The Sea & the Rhythm - EP, Iron & Wine
9. The Sea &..
Kiss Each Other Clean, Iron & Wine
10. Kiss Each Ot..
Walking Far from Home - EP, Iron & Wine
11. Walking Far ..
Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Single, Iron & Wine
12. Flightless B..
Boy With a Coin - Single, Iron & Wine
13. Boy With a C..
Live at Lollapalooza 2006: Iron & Wine - EP, Iron & Wine
14. Live at Loll..
Call Your Boys - Single, Iron & Wine
15. Call Your Bo..

Top Songs

Flightless Bird, American MouthFlightless Bird, American M..4:03$0.99
Flightless Bird, American MouthShepherd's Dog4:01$0.99
Such Great HeightsSuch Great Heights - EP4:10$0.99
Boy With a CoinShepherd's Dog4:05$0.99
Each Coming NightOur Endless Numbered Days3:27$0.99
Grace for Saints and RamblersGhost On Ghost3:35$1.29
Love VigilantesAround the Well (Bonus Trac..3:26$0.99
Naked As We CameOur Endless Numbered Days2:32$0.99
Trapeze SwingerAround the Well (Bonus Trac..9:31$0.99
Boy With a CoinBoy With a Coin - Single3:48$0.99
Rattling BoneLone Ranger: Wanted (Music ..4:47$1.29
Upward Over the MountainCreek Drank the Cradle5:56$0.99
Low Light Buddy of MineGhost On Ghost3:29$1.29
JezebelWoman King - EP5:07$0.99
Such Great HeightsAround the Well (Bonus Trac..4:11$0.99
Freedom Hangs Like HeavenWoman King - EP4:00$0.99
Cinder and SmokeOur Endless Numbered Days5:44$0.99
Sea and the RhythmSea & the Rhythm - EP5:23$0.99
History of LoversIn the Reins - EP3:09$0.99
Sodom, South GeorgiaOur Endless Numbered Days4:59$0.99
Love and Some VersesOur Endless Numbered Days3:40$0.99
Call Your BoysCall Your Boys - Single3:47$0.99
He Lays In the ReinsIn the Reins - EP3:43$0.99
Singers and the Endless SongGhost On Ghost3:38$1.29
Tree By the RiverKiss Each Other Clean (Delu..3:58$1.29

Top Music Videos

Naked As We Came, Iron & Wine
1. Naked As We Ca..
Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Live & Acoustic), Iron & Wine
2. Flightless Bir..
Joy, Iron & Wine
3. Joy


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