Iron & Wine

Origin: Chapin, North Carolina

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Genres: Folk rock, Indie folk, Singer-songwriter

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Samuel “Sam” Ervin Beam (born July 26, 1974), aka as Iron & Wine, his stage and recording name, is an American singer-songwriter. He has released five studio albums, several EPs and singles, as well as a few download-only releases, which include a live album (a recording of his 2005 Bonnaroo performance). He occasionally tours with a full band.

Beam was raised in South Carolina before moving to Virginia and then Florida to attend school. He now resides in Durham, North Carolina. The name Iron & Wine is taken from a dietary supplement named “Beef, Iron & Wine” that he found in a general store while shooting a film.

Beam, his wife Kim, and their five daughters live in Durham, North Carolina. He was raised in the Bible belt as a Christian, but is now an agnostic: “That was a confusing time for me, but I don’t miss being misled. I’m not an atheist. There’s an undeniable unseen world that some people call God and think they know more about than other people. I try not to get hung up on the names.

Sam’s latest album is titled Beast Epic and contains the track, “Bitter Truth,” which is playing on K-ZAP 93.3 FM and on K-ZAP.ORG/LISTEN/


The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002)
Our Endless Numbered Days (2004)
The Shepherd’s Dog (2007)
Kiss Each Other Clean (2011)
Ghost on Ghost (2013)
Sing into My Mouth (2015)
Love Letter for Fire (2016)
Beast Epic (2017)