Calexico and Iron & Wine Americana/alternative country rockers Calexico and folk singer-songwriter Iron & Wine (aka Sam Beam) released the LP 'Years to Burn', their first collaboration together since their 2005 EP, 'In the Reins', in June this year and have been touring it pretty much non-stop since then.


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Years to Burn Singer song-writer Sam Beam has released several albums under the moniker of Iron & Wine, but in 2005 he teamed up with Calexico to record a collaborative EP, ‘In the Reins’. Calexico main-men Joey Burns and John Convertino have carved a lengthy and successful career with their unique Tex-Mex / Americana style, combining Latin sounds (particularly Mariachi) with country indie-rock. ‘In the Reins’ was made up of Beam compositions, with Calexico providing the musical backing. The two bands clearly get on well together and have toured and collaborated over a long period, but have only just got around to recording a follow-up album together.


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Calexico Calexico have been around for around sixteen years and have an international following for their special brand of indie-Americana music. They’ve clocked-up nine studio albums and a number of live tour albums, some of which are on sale at the merchandise desk tonight. Indeed, while their studio material is excellent, they excel as a live band, where the beautiful textures of their songs, the range of their material and their musicianship really comes over.


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