About Craig Finn
Craig Finn is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as the frontman of the American indie rock band The Hold Steady, with whom he has recorded eight studio albums. Prior to forming The Hold Steady, Finn was the frontman of Lifter Puller.
Described by Pitchfork as "a born storyteller who's chosen rock as his medium," Finn has released five solo albums to date: Clear Heart Full Eyes , Faith in the Future , We All Want the Same Things , I Need a New War and A Legacy of Rentals .
Finn began hosting his own podcast, That's How I Remember It, in 2022. In the podcast he examines the relationship between memory and creativity through interviews with other artists.
Born in Boston, Finn grew up in Edina, Minnesota. He was raised Catholic and still identifies as such. Finn attended Valley View Middle School and graduated from Breck School. In 1993 he earned a bachelor's from Boston College. Before moving to New York City in 2000, Finn was a financial broker for American Express Financial Advisors in Minneapolis. After moving to New York City where he currently resides, Finn got a job at a live music webcasting company called Digital Club Network. At this point in time, Finn did not play music for two years before forming The Hold Steady. Finn lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with his girlfriend; they began dating in 2006.
Back in Minneapolis, Finn was a member of the band Lifter Puller from 1994 to 2000. The band included Tad Kubler, who later joined Finn in The Hold Steady. The band released three albums, two compilation, an EP and a number of singles. In 2009 the material was re-issued digitally supported by a book: Lifter Puller vs. the End Of. The re-releases included live material and the compilation Slip Backwards.
Craig Finn had a short stint of work with Mr. Projectile after moving to New York City in the fall of 2001. The result of was two EP's.
He moved to New York City in the fall of 2001, after Lifter Puller broke up, for a change and because he and his wife knew people there. He has said that lyrically with The Hold Steady, he's been trying to produce a more positive, coherent, story-based message in a natural way that he could imagine someone saying.
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