Iron and Wine en Iron And Wine On World Cafe At the heart of <a href="" target="_blank">Iron and Wine</a> is a 38-year-old singer-songwriter from South Carolina named Sam Beam, but Beam's new sixth album, <em>Ghost on Ghost</em>, is his most lavish full-band production yet. Back in 2002, the first Iron and Wine album essentially consisted of stripped-down demos, released as-is. In the spareness of those early recordings, Beam used only what he had available to him: a guitar, a banjo and a 4-track tape recorder.<p>Ever since, Iron and Wine has expanded to include more layered instrumentation. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:24:00 +0000 David Dye 46419 at Iron And Wine On World Cafe Iron And Wine: Words Like Seedlings It's kind of surprising that <a href="">Iron and Wine</a>'s Sam Beam has ended up making his living in music. Early on, he received a cautionary lesson from his dad.<p>"My father used to book Motown bands in college," Beam says. "And he imparted some wisdom on me that it's an easy gig to lose your shirt in."<p>Beam grew up in South Carolina; he studied art in college, then got into making movies. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43603 at Iron And Wine: Words Like Seedlings Iron And Wine On World Cafe Sam Beam, better known by his stage name <a href="" target="_blank">Iron and Wine</a>, released his first album, <em>The Creek Drank The Cradle</em>, on the Sub Pop label back in 2002. He wrote, performed, recorded and produced every track by himself at a studio in his home. Fri, 04 Mar 2011 21:30:00 +0000 4634 at Iron And Wine On World Cafe Iron And Wine: Tiny Desk Concert When it first made a name for itself nine years ago, <a href="">Iron and Wine</a> was just another way of saying "Sam Beam" — as in, the majestically bearded bedroom folksinger whose stark, fatalistic musings were offset by soft-voiced, solo-acoustic arrangements. These days, Iron and Wine is a full band whose sound is elastic enough to feature guitar solos, backup singers and even a saxophone. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 22:50:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 2284 at Iron And Wine: Tiny Desk Concert