|an image from the series Private Views
by Barbara Crane
‘Grace for Saints and Ramblers’ is taken from the upcoming album “Ghost on Ghost” by Sam Beam’s Iron and Wine, due out on April 15th (4AD) and April 16th (Nonesuch) on CD, and vinyl at ironandwine.com. Pre-orders also include a limited-edition print of Sam Beam’s handwritten lyric sheet for the song and a download of the complete album available April 16th.
“Recorded in New York and produced by Beam’s longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats), helping achieve Beam’s vision was a group of stellar musicians including Rob Burger of Tin Hat Trio, Steve Bernstein, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, and Briggan Krauss of Sex Mob, jazz drummer Brian Blade, trombonist Curtis Fowlkes of the Jazz Passengers, bassist Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan’s band), cellist Marika Hughes, Maxim Moston and Doug Wieselman of Antony and the Johnsons, and Anja Wood. Burger (Tin Hat Trio) has worked with Beam intermittently through the years and handled arrangements for strings and horns on Ghost on Ghost.”