The band The Hold Steady was formed in 2000 after vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn moved to New York City from Minneapolis. They released their debut CD "Almost Killed Me" in 2004 and it's been nonstop for the band ever since.
Just a year later, the band put out "Separation Sunday," their second CD and in 2006 they dropped their third CD, "Boys and Girls in America".
In July of 2008, The Hold Steady dropped their fourth CD and most heavily produced effort, "Stay Positive," under some pretty major buzz in the music industry.
When most bands take three years in between musical offerings, The Hold Steady has released four CDs in five years.
Songs performed: "Constructive Summer," "Sequestered In Memphis," "Lord, I'm Discouraged," and "Cheyenne Sunrise."
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- The Hold Steady hold court The Hold Steady's last release, Separation Sunday, was a concept album. Singer Craig Finn's inspiration for their new critically acclaimed album Boys and Girls in America was a line from Kerouac's On the Road: "boys and girls in America have such a sad time together."
- Hold Steady perform in studio Who knew that the self-professed bar band's songs would make perfect teaching material for high school kids? The group joined Mary Lucia to perform acoustic versions of their songs and discuss the educational benefits of rocking out to the Hold Steady.
- Hold Steady performs in studio They may call New York City their home now, but their the sights and sounds of their hometown of Minneapolis. The group joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios to perform and discuss life in the big city.