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Iron & Wine playing CFCC this August

Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam will perform at CFCC’s Wilson Center on Aug. 6, with tickets on sale Friday. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — An alternative and indie solo artist, well-known for his singer-songwriter acoustic sound, is coming to Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College this summer.

Iron & Wine will perform Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in support of the “Light Verse 2024” tour.

Sam Beam, originally from Columbia, South Carolina, has been creating music as Iron & Wine since 2002’s release “The Creek Drank the Cradle” on Sub Pop. He gained attention for his cover of The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights,” which became the B-side to the TPS’s original release.

Since the debut LP, Iron & Wine has released six more albums, with 2011’s “Kiss Each Other Clean” charting the highest, at number two in the U.S. He has also recorded nine EPs, one of the most popular being 2005’s “Woman King.”

Iron & Wine last released a full LP in 2019 on “Years to Burn,” a collaboration with Tucson indie rockers Calexico, followed by 2022’s EP, “Lori.”

Beam is planning to drop his seventh full-length album, “Light Verse,” on April 26. He’s been recording it since coming off of tour with Andrew Bird in 2022. The album features the likes of Fiona Apple and contributing musicians, including keyboardist Tyler Chester, bassist Sebastian Steinberg, guitarist David Garza, violinist Paul Cartwright, and percussionists Griffin Goldsmith, Beth Goodfellow, and Kyle Crane.

Tickets will be available online to Wilson Center members beginning at 10 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2024, with tickets going on sale online to the general public on Friday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. They’re available online at WilsonCenterTickets.com or by contacting 910-362-7999 or going to the box office in person, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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