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Iron & Wine, Roundhouse

Iron & Wine, Roundhouse

No spark of greatness from the southern singer and songwriter

Iron & Wine: The former film studies professor otherwise known as Sam Beam

Beards, beards, beards: at the Roundhouse, they seemed to be everywhere, sprouting from the chins of hundreds of chaps in the audience. Perhaps, though, I was just looking out for them, what with the luxuriant growth on the face of the man they had all come to see: Iron & Wine, the artist otherwise known as Sam Beam, singer, songwriter and former film studies professor from the American south-east.

His music is increasingly unpindownable: there was acoustic folky stuff, but also funk grooves, jazz and African rhythms

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Sam was terrific in Manchester last night. A great set and some inspired moments. Terrific. I think he'd gotten over the cold!

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