Sam Beam's earliest presentation, The Creek Drank the Cradle
, was released in '02 and introduced listeners to a gentle, yet vocally charged, representation of Southern folk. Scenically hypnotizing lyrics with minimal recorded treatment helped generate its great popularity. Two years following, Iron and Wine followed up with the release of Our Endless Numbered Days
. Beam provided his fans with little disappointment. The studio recording only ripened his vocals. The release of The Shepherd's Dog
in '07 offered listeners an alternative image of Beam. His music had progressed through his own cultural expansion. Additional instrumental sounds accompanied sweet vocals and his humming acoustic. Although the cynical fan may argue, Beam can do no wrong. His most recent album has once again given audiences a fresh taste of Iron and Wine.
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