Sam Beam, better known by his stage name, Iron & Wine, is now 15 years into his music career and still exploring new and original sounds, all while staying true to his Southern folk roots. His latest album, Beast Epic (Aug. 25), is Beam’s sixth studio album and fourth on Sup Pop Records. Receiving glowing reviews from Pitchfork and Consequence of Sound, among others, Beast Epic is poised to continue the success Iron & Wine has grown to know. Prior to Beast Epic, Iron & Wine released five studio albums, numerous EPs, several singles, along with contributions to various film scores and soundtracks, including In Good Company, Garden State and Twilight. Throughout his career, Beam has used poetic and meaningful lyrics to appeal to his fans, which are now more visible being backed by a more simplistic style. His latest album resembles that of his earlier music, with simple harmonies, acoustic guitar, and rustic piano tones. Following the release of several albums that featured a bigger sound with more instruments and musicians, Beam felt it was time to draw it back a bit and return to the sound that expressed him more personally. With the theme of the album revolving around the idea of time itself and growing up, it seems only appropriate that this would be his first album released in his 40s. Beast Epic is presented as a culmination of the work he’s done and learned from, bringing his career full circle. The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Iron & Wine to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation regarding his brand-new album, followed by a live performance featuring new songs. The evening will be hosted by Executive Director Scott Goldman.
The Drop: Iron & Wine
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The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Robyn Hitchcock to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his career and latest music. The evening will be hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman and will also include a live performance.
Surrealist poet, tantalizing guitarist, cult figure, and the musician’s musician, Robyn Hitchcock has had a four-decade career that’s been full of musical experimentation, personal achievements, and entertaining spiritual adventures. First gaining traction in the ‘70s, Hitchcock and his music have spanned decades, experiencing cultural, political, and musical revolutions that not many get to witness firsthand. During his storied career, Hitchcock, a true father figure of alternative rock, founded several groups, including The Soft Boys in the late ‘70s, The Egyptians in the mid-‘80s, and The Venus 3 in the mid-2000s, before returning to his solo career. From political statements to humorous music, Hitchcock is never dull, and neither is his latest album, which is self-titled and was released in April of this year. Working with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Brendan Benson, Hitchcock has produced a vintage yet contemporary psychedelic rock album, which fuses together all the different aspects of his sound that his fans have grown to love. As he’s done for most of his musical career, Hitchcock will continue to spend his time on the road, with his forthcoming run of North American shows kicking off Sept. 2. Through his many years of touring, Hitchcock’s stage presence, legendary imagination, and witty asides continue to amaze, growing his reputation as not only an extraordinary musician, but also as an esteemed raconteur. Robyn Hitchcock was recorded in Nashville (now Hitchcock’s hometown), and features guest appearances by a variety of musicians, including Wilco’s Pat Sansone and singer/songwriter Gillian Welch, among others. His April release marks Hitchcock’s first studio album since 2014’s The Man Upstairs, which received praise from Rolling Stone, The Quietus, Paste Magazine and others. Keeping this momentum going, Robyn Hitchcock is already receiving shining reviews from Rolling Stone, Uncut and many others.
Complimentary ear impressions and custom musician earplugs for eligible attendees.