Critical acclaim for Beast Epic:

“Iron & Wine’s sixth album essays yet more romantic, Americana–tinged songwriting… The songs may be modest, but their sure–footed craft creates profound, 12 tog comfort”
The Guardian – 4 Stars ****

“The record unfolds its songs of faith, hope and sudden clarity slowly, little glints and catches commanding attention.”
MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“Beam employs pastoral and ecclesiastical imagery to capture those moments of rapture, regret and redemption that become life markers.”
Uncut – 8/10

“His elegiac folk music reaches a new maturity here… Tracks such as About A Bruise and The Truest Stars We Know recall John Martyn’s meandering elegance.”
Sunday Express 4 Stars **** (Album of the Week)

“These songs bottle up his life experiences and the recalibration of his hopes and fears, all filtered through arrangements of pastoral loveliness.”
The Sun – 4 Stars ****

“Beast Epic is an effortless acoustic swell… A warm, kind album that has songs up there with Beam’s best.”
Record Collector – 4 Stars ****

“A superb collection of musings on the passing of time… One of our finest contemporary songwriters.”
Shindig – 4 Stars ****

“Timeless American folk that charms the listener with its sense of comfort and calm… A dreamy delight from start to finish.”
Long Live Vinyl – 9/10

“Beam’s dynamic playing is pitched perfectly with the soothing qualities of his voice and melodies… One of his strongest records yet.”
Guitarist – 8/10