Artists Perform And Discuss Their Music.
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Craig Finn has been slowly creeping his way into the American collective music conscious with his band The Hold Steady. His brilliant lyricism and knack for emotive imagery makes for evocative song fodder, and the band's Americana twang is ripe for blasting in every barroom across the plains. Clear Heart Full Eyes, Craig's first solo effort, features the singer front and center as the heart, soul, and blood of every minute of every song-- an unadulterated look at his poetic thoughts. So we thought it would be interesting to pair Craig with guitar legend G.E. Smith, whose expansive career playing with legendary musicians and expertise in adding musical accent to a song could pair well with Craig's new tunes. The result is something both expected and not-- we knew Smith would provide color and emphasis, but we had no way of knowing how well this pair of musicians would complement one another, both in song and in conversation. Watch the magic unfold, as well as the discussion in between takes in our latest session.