Calexico, that cool band that always shows up on the jam circuit – is heading out West in October for some choice dates with their friend Sam Beam. The latter was actually on the cover of Pollstar recently because he goes by the name Iron & Wine, whether as a solo act or as a band.
Beam has been doing just fine on his own. His understated music has garnered good reviews and, better yet, crowds. Those who like homemade music – literally – have made Beam an indie music star.
But this matchup has excited the two artists’ collective booking agents. And the show promises to have a circus-like atmosphere. But the best part? The tour comes on the heels of a collabartive EP that is expected to be released in September. Beam picked some songs that haven’t appeared on his albums and they Calexico-ized them.
The first gig is in Tucson on October 15 at The Rialto. Dates run through the month, including stops in Tempe, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and Austin.