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    Iron and Wine to grace Rialto

    Craig Kief
    Los Angeles California

    Get ready, because on Tuesday, Sam Beam and his magnificent dad-gone-to-the-wild beard will be serenading fans all night at The Rialto Theatre. Between his calm pop, indie and alternative vibes, the show promises to prepare you for your first day of school.
    Sam Beam — a noted visual artist, guitarist and singer who uses the stage name Iron and Wine — performs with a group of musicians that changes depending on the sound Beam is attempting to create on each album. He has worked with musicians such as Rob Burger from Tin Hat Trio, Steven Bernstein, Maxim Moston and Marika Hughes, to name a few.

    Knowing that Beam is a former film professor and father of five may seem to be a downer on the party that is music, but not to August Brown of the Los Angeles Times when she wrote, “[Beam] is actually one of the suavest sex jam singers of recent note.”
    His musicianship is renowned across the music world. Rolling Stone said Beam’s fourth studio album, Kiss Each Other Clean, was something that “pop music hadn’t seen anything like … since the heyday of Cat Stevens,” while Betty Clark of The Guardian said, “Beam writes with an artist’s eye, his songs alive with place and time.”

    Hopefully Beam will continue to perform his songs with such passion at the Rialto. This theater is one of the most historic buildings in Tucson, having opened in 1920, and welcomes Iron and Wine to its 94-year-old stage. The Rialto has headlined groups from all different genres and fame.

    Jerome Holloway, a folk and soul singer-songwriter from Chicago, is opening for Iron and Wine. According to The Rialto, when Holloway was asked about his habit of sharing more in music than in conversation, he said: “Sometimes I feel if I’m just talking about my problems … I’m just taking up people’s time. [With music] it’s kind of like, ‘Here’s what I’m thinking … and maybe you’ll like this song as well.’”

    A concert headlining Iron and Wine with Jerome Holloway is sure to be a great date night or even just a fun night of soul searching out with friends.

    So, Wildcats, even though school doesn’t officially start until Aug. 25, if you have already moved in and are anxious for the start of classes and the eminent terror of responsibilities, Sam Beam has the answer for you. Iron and Wine’s indie music was created to soothe your anxious soul. Tickets are $23-$40, doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

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