Concerts & Events

Thursday, October 22, 2015  ♦  8:00 PM

Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady)

with Esmé Patterson

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

  • Craig Finn

    Perhaps best known as the singer of the Hold Steady, Craig Finn is a Minnesota-bred singer, songwriter, and guitarist based out of New York City. Combining literary influences like Jack Kerouac and John Berryman with the musical influences of Bruce Springsteen and fellow Minnesotan Paul Westerberg, Finn's highly descriptive lyrical style has a focus on narrative, crafting whole worlds for the people in his songs to exist within.

    Craig Finn will be performing with a full band at the Old Town School featuring songs from his upcoming second solo album, "Faith in the Future.”

    Esmé Patterson

    Esmé Patterson is songwriter, gambler, singer, lover, thinker and explorer living in Portland, Oregon. Once a member of the Denver folk-pop septet, Paper Bird, she has released two records as a solo artist with a third due for release in early 2016. Her latest album, Woman to Woman, is a concept record giving a voice back to females portrayed in pop songs by male songwriters. Her voice can also be heard on the Shakey Graves hit “Dearly Departed” which is nominated for Song of the Year at the 2015 Americana Music Awards.

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000