State Theatre Portland
Iron and Wine

WCLZ Presents

Iron and Wine

The Secret Sisters

Sat, May 18, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$30 advance / $35 day of show

This event is all ages

Buy tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportland.com The State Theatre Box Office will be open one hour before doors on night of show

Iron and Wine
Iron and Wine
Over the course of his ten-year career, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam has become one of today’s greatest story tellers, crafting meticulous tales full of forlorn love, religious imagery and wistful dreams. His studio effort, The Shepherd’s Dog, was widely praised by fans and critics alike. While Beam’s early albums were sparse, intimate solo affairs, Shepherd’s introduced layered textures and poly-rhythmic sounds that allowed his lyrics to spring to life – including on his sonic collage, Kiss Each Other Clean. The result is a brighter, more focused record that retains the idiosyncratic elements that make Iron & Wine such an engaging band.

Due out April 16, Ghost on Ghost will serve as the band's debut for Nonesuch Records, which with its roster of brainy, roots-oriented types -- think Laura Veirs and the Low Anthem -- certainly seems like a suitable home for Sam Beam's Texas-based outfit.

Produced by veteran Iron and Wine collaborator Brian Deck, the album contains appearances by a handful of jazz-associated players, including Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein and Brian Blade, whose killer drumming a few years ago with Daniel Lanois' group Black Dub has Pop & Hiss eager to hear how he might have funked up Beam's situation.
The Secret Sisters
The Secret Sisters
The Secret Sisters' incredible story is as simple and true as the effortless harmonies that got them here. Begin anywhere – the thick and fertile brambles of their own family history (their grandfather and his brothers actually forged a group called 'The Happy Valley Boys') or light upon the branches of the wondrous, fractal menagerie that makes up their debut album (a guileless, rapturous mixture of roots-ified pop that includes classics like "Why Don't Ya Love Me?" and "Why Baby Why"). The pure goldenrod from a pair of Alabama sisters direct from Muscle Shoals (barely twenty-somethings themselves) dare to cover the Sinatra untouchable "Something Stupid," one minute, and deliver their own self-penned, soon-to-be signature anthem "Tennessee Me," the next.
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.statetheatreportland.com/