Iron & Wine, the acclaimed four-time GRAMMY-nominated project of singer-songwriter Sam Beam, will host an evening performance at the historic 1859 St. Joseph’s Church, 2202 Avenue K, on Sunday, May 7. Held from 7:30 – 9 p.m., tickets are limited to 200 total seats and are $100 per person.
St. Joe’s has played host to numerous musical acts featuring performers such as Ian Moore, Joe Pug, Matthew Ryan, Drew Kennedy, The Trisha’s, Matt Harlan, and more sharing their work with appreciative audiences. Having Sam bring his art to this space lets all of us share in new remarkable moments inside this historic venue. – Will Wright, Chief Creative Officer
Iron and Wine is the musical project of singer-songwriter Sam Beam. Born and raised in South Carolina, Beam was teaching film when his home-recorded debut, The Creek Drank the Cradle, was released on Sub Pop records in 2002. Garnering both critical and popular acclaim, Beam was vaulted into the spotlight of the burgeoning indie-folk and Americana scenes. Now entering its 20th year, Iron & Wine have released seven full-length recordings, numerous EPs/singles, and collaborations with Calexico, Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), and Jesca Hoop, all on their way to becoming a four-time GRAMMY nominee. Iron & Wine’s music has captured the emotion and imagination of listeners with their distinctly cinematic songs; in particular, they’ve become synonymous with the movies Twilight and Garden State and continue to find a home in your favorite film, TV show, or streaming playlist. As the world continues to spin — so do Iron & Wine continue on their path of releasing new music and touring.
ABOUT THE 1859 ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH
The oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and the oldest wooden church building in Galveston, St. Joseph’s, was built by German immigrants in 1859-60. Bishop John Odin, the first Catholic bishop of Texas, recommended that a church be built for the German-speaking Catholics of the growing city. The church was dedicated in April 1860 to St. Joseph, the patron saint of laborers. It is one of the few pre-Civil War buildings left on Galveston Island.
ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.