Iron & Wine with All Dogs
Iron & Wine came through Memphis in mid-May, and those in attendance were treated to a great show by an extremely chatty Sam Beam & company. The show featured nuggets from I&W’s entire catalogue, from new(er) tunes like “Resurrection Fern” and “Rabbit Run” to older stuff like “Woman King,” “Sunset Soon Forgotten,” and “Naked As We Came.”
Beam was especially jovial, bantering back and forth with the crowd over the course of the entire show.. At one point, when the band left and he stayed to play some solo tunes he even attempted to take requests, eventually giving up because the Memphis was “obviously a democratic town,” as everyone within earshot apparently shouted out different tunes.
All in all, it was a really strong show, and it provided a snapshot of Beam’s growth, from singer/songwriter to bandleader.