Craig Finn | The Courtyard | 19 April
During Hold Steady gigs, Craig Finn opens his arms as if to embrace the audience. Tonight he does one better. He opens his heart.
There’s not just a vulnerability to performing alone with an acoustic guitar, these minimalist renditions give his already engaging musical stories fresh hits of immediacy and intimacy. Pair that with candid between-song chat, at times as poetic as his lyrics, and this evening in a rammed, sweaty basement venue is a masterclass in self-revelatory storytelling.