Iron & Wine “That’s How You Know” – Covid covers continue

Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam is the first to admit that the upcoming EP is a late entry into the Covid covers release stakes, but with another wave looming it, regrettably,  remains as timely as ever.  The EP ‘Lori‘ is a four song release that will be available from September 16th.  The songs are from the songbook of noted singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy winner Lori McKenna.

Traveling to Memphis to record at the famed Sam Phillips Studios in March of 2021, just as restrictions were lifting, was a welcome opportunity to create – even at a distance – after being housebound the previous year. Sam Beam invited Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart whom he had toured with during his ‘Beast Epic’ campaign to join him in the studio. Recording took place over three days with Ross-Spang at the helm.  Ross-Spang was a logical choice as he had handled Iron & Wine’s 2019 collaboration with Calexico, the twice Grammy nominated ‘Years to Burn’, and in completing the circle for Beam, had worked on two of McKenna’s own record


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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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