LIVE: Iron & Wine @ MASS MoCA, 4/16/11

April 19th, 2011, 4:30 pm by Greg

Once the darling of the lo-fi bed-sit crowd with his whispered ballads and minimalist meditations, Iron and Wine (aka Sam Beam) was channeling his inner soul man at MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center on Saturday night. Not that anyone is likely to confuse Beam’s brand of backporch-psychedelic funk with the sweat-inducing classics of James Brown, let’s say, but Beam has definitely broken out of his mountain-man alt-folk box, and in his own, still utterly unique way, he was throwing down.

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