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Iron and Wine On World Cafe | April 18, 2011 |

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Sam Beam, better known by his stage name Iron and Wine, released his first album, The Creek Drank The Cradle, on the Sub Pop label back in 2002. He wrote, performed, recorded and produced every track by himself at a studio in his home. Featuring acoustic guitars, banjo and slide guitar, the album's music has been favorably compared to that of Nick DrakeSimon and GarfunkelNeil Young and Ralph Stanley due to its alt-country and progressive folk arrangements.
Earlier this year, Beam released his most adventurous album and most successful record with Kiss Each Other Clean, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Kiss Each Other Clean is a combination of Iron and Wine's best traits and Beam's experimental streak.
Hear two songs from the new album, as well as a couple oldies, performed live in the World Cafestudios.
This World Cafe segment originally aired March 4.'  (link)
Playlist - HOUR ONE
The Head & the Heart "Rivers and Roads" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Postal Service "Such Great Heights" Give Up
Sharon van Etten "One Day" Epic
Gomez "Options" Whatever's on Your Mind
Iron & Wine "Tree by the River" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Iron & Wine "Me and Lazarus" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Iron & Wine "Naked as We Came" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Iron & Wine "Peace beneath the City" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Natalie Merchant "Kind & Generous" Ophelia
Alison Krauss & Union Station "Paper Airplane" Paper Airplane
My Morning Jacket "Circuital" Circuital
Playlist - HOUR TWO
Bruce Springsteen "Blinded by the Light" Greetings from Asbury Park
Caitlin Rose "Own Side" Own Side Now
Caitlin Rose "Shanghai Cigarettes" Own Side Now
Guillemots "Trains to Brazil" From the Cliffs
Chris Bathgate "No Silver" Salt Year
The Decemberists "Calamity Song" The King Is Dead
Spirit "Animal Zoo" Best Of
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros "Home" Up from Below
Counting Crows "Mr. Jones" August and Everything After
Junip "In Every Direction" Fields
Duncan Sheik "Hold Me Now" Covers 80s
Roxy Music "More than This" Avalon
Adele "Rolling in the Deep" 21