Craig Finn at the Space at Westbury - 5/19/15 (photo via Beth Shorr)
Craig Finn

While Tad Kulber is off touring in Courtney Love's band, his Hold Steady bandmate Craig Finn is currently on the road opening for Jason Isbell, and Craig's also sharing the stage with some interesting people. His current band is Joey Russo (of Furthur, Benevento Russo Duo, Cass McCombs, and much more), Cass McCombs' longtime bassist Jon Shaw, and Josh Kaufman (Josh Ritter, Dawn Landes, Trixie Whitley, Yellowbirds, etc). Craig's tour began last week in Florida, but his first two shows with that band happened in the NYC-area this week. First they hit Long Island's Space at Westbury on Tuesday (5/19) and then Westchester's Capitol Theatre last night (5/20). Tonight (5/21) they're in Asbury Park at the Stone Pony (without Jason Isbell) which is a members only event for Brookdale Public Radio 90.5 The Night. More details at wbjb.org. Updated Craig Finn dates are listed below.

Craig will also return to NYC soon to appear at the IFC Center on June 4, where The 78 Project Movie will be screening. The movie "is a road trip across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930s Presto direct-to-disc recorder. With one microphone. One blank disc. In one 3-minute take." After the screening, Craig will cut a record to 78 himself, in front of a live audience (like Sondre Lerche did with the 78 Project at Rough Trade on Record Store Day). There will also be a post-film discussion with producer Lavinia Jones Wright & director Alex Steyermark. Tickets are on sale.

List of Craig's dates, below...

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Craig Finn -- 2015 Tour Dates
May 21 Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ
May 22 Hart Theatre @ The Egg (w/ Jason Isbell) Albany, NY
May 26 Water Street Music Hall (w/ Jason Isbell) Rochester, NY
May 27 House of Blues (w/ Jason Isbell) Cleveland, OH
May 28 Paramount Center for the Arts (w/ Jason Isbell) Bristol, TN Jun 04 IFC Center New York, NY ('78 Project' screening)
Jun 10 The Thirsty Hippo (w/ Heartless Bastards) Hattiesburg, MS
Jun 11 Saturn (w/ Heartless Bastards) Birmingham, AL
Jun 12 Mercy Lounge (w/ Heartless Bastards) Nashville, TN
Jun 13 Cat's Cradle (w/ Heartless Bastards) Carrboro, NC
Jun 14 Ottobar (w/ Heartless Bastards) Baltimore, MD
Jun 17 Theatre of Living Arts (w/ Heartless Bastards) Philadelphia, PA
Jun 18 Mr. Small's Theatre (w/ Heartless Bastards) Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 20 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Canada
Jun 21 St. Andrew's Hall (w/ Heartless Bastards) Detroit, MI
Jun 22 WYCE Live at Wealthy Theatre (w/ Heartless Bastards) Grand Rapids, MI
Jun 24 The A&R Music Bar (w/ Heartless Bastards) Columbus, OH
Jun 25 The Woodward Theater (w/ Heartless Bastards) Cincinnati, OH
Jun 26 The Woodward Theater (w/ Heartless Bastards) Cincinnati, OH
Jun 29 First Avenue - Mainroom (w/ Heartless Bastards) Minneapolis, MN
Jun 30 Slowdown (w/ Heartless Bastards) Omaha, NE
Jul 01 The Record Bar (w/ Heartless Bastards) Kansas City, MO
Jul 02 Trees (w/ Heartless Bastards) Dallas, TX

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