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Craig Finn: There’s a darkness in my body

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.

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Craig Finn: We All Want The Same Things

Craig Finn | We All Want The Same Things

Craig Finn gets it. Solo projects are meant for adventure. Going it alone, only to hire a bunch of new guys to approximate what you do in your day job, is pointless. And so, picking up where 2015’s ‘Faith In The Future’ left off, The Hold Steady frontman’s third LP continues his exploration of new sounds and storytelling styles.

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