Host Mary Lucia spoke with Craig Finn of the Hold Steady and shared an exclusive performance of the band at at The Greene Space, WNYC's news performance venue.
Songs Performed: "Hurricane," "Barely Breathing," "Sweet Part of the City," and "Weekenders."
The performance was recorded in front of a live audience at The Greene Space, WNYC's street-level performance venue in downtown Manhattan. The recording was engineered by George Wellington and Ed Haber. Hosted by John Schaefer.
- The Hold Steady performs in The Current studio 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.
- 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.