Performing as Iron & Wine, indie folk singer-songwriter Sam Beam has, over the course of more than 10 years, released five albums, numerous EPs and singles and begun compiling and releasing an Archive Series, a collection of songs written and recorded before taking up the Iron & Wine moniker. Best known for his sparse and always exceptionally literate songs, he is often compared to artists such as Nick Drake, Elliot Smith and Neil Young. He is currently touring behind his 2017 release Beast Epic.
Already celebrated as the “Heart of Chicago’s Music Community” (Noisey) by both fans and tastemakers alike, Ohmme (aka the duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart) amalgamate the aggressive and the meditative on their bold debut full-length album, Parts.
Still in their 20s, Stewart and Cunningham are both classically trained musicians and are established players within the Chicago music scene. They are especially involved in performing and working for venues within the local experimental music scene. They’re constant collaborators and have recorded and toured with homegrown acts as varied as Tweedy, Whitney, Chance The Rapper and Twin Peaks.