South Carolina alt-folkie Iron & Wine (aka Samuel Beam) has unveiled a rather unexpected tribute. Next month Beam will release a 7” of covers entitled Two Sides Of George. The A-side is a cover of George Michael’s “One More Try” and it’s backed by “Trouble,” originally by Lowell George’s Little Feat. The record comes as a part of Suicide Squeeze’s single series and there will only be 750 discs available.
Iron & Wine also has a few shows planned over the next few months. Through July 29, Beam will be playing shows in Canada, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Listen to “One More Try” and take a look at the sparse tour schedule below.
Iron & Wine tour dates:
05.18 Nelsonville, OH: Nelsonville Music Festival
06.10 Highland Park, IL: Ravina*
07.08 Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Folk Festival
07.27 Northampton, MA: Calvin Theater
07.28 Newport, RI: Newport Folk Festival
07.29 Calgary, AB: Calgary Folk Festival
* = with Dr. John
Iron & Wine originally recorded “One More Try” for AV Club’s Undercover Series, watch below.