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FOLK ROCK | Iron & Wine

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Iron & Wine's combination of soft vocal delivery and heavenly songwriting has a way of slipping into the background — its sounds emanate from the speaker but feel more comfortable blending into the environment. Singer-songwriter Samuel Beam is the maestro of this alternative folk outfit that began with lo-fi recordings but has now evolved to include richer instrumental textures. Beam is prolific; he has released five full-length albums (a new one, "Beast Epic," is due out this year) as Iron & Wine and numerous other discs in collaboration with other performers like Calexico and Jesca Hoop.

Iron & Wine opens for Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit on Thursday, June 29, at CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. 7 p.m. $25-$55. cmacevents.com; ironandwine.com.

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