Glory Days Presents!More Live Music in Gainesville & Southeast USA
CRAIG FINN & THE UPTOWN CONTROLLERS plus JOHN K. SAMSON

Glory Days Presents!

CRAIG FINN & THE UPTOWN CONTROLLERS plus JOHN K. SAMSON

Fri, October 13, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$16.00 - $18.00

SHOW DETAILS
• 18 or over, unless accompanied by parent/guardian.
• NO SMOKING inside the venue.
• Smoking allowed outside in the Beer Garden!
• $3 under 21 fee charged at the door

Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers
Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers
Faith in the Future is the second solo album from Craig Finn, and it's being released on Brooklyn-based indie label Partisan Records. Josh Kaufman produced the record in the cozy, rustic confines of Woodstock's The Isokon recording studio and helped Finn stretch the boundaries of his songwriting with confidence, invention and ambition to realize what will be a defining moment in his career.

At times stark and spare, at other times vibrant and dynamic, Faith in the Future is Finn's most compelling collection thus far, each song a powerfully alluring and subtly nuanced composition wedded to his distinctive short story narratives. Much of the material on Faith in the Future was written after the passing of Finn's mother, and while none of the songs directly address that loss, the themes of perseverance and finding redemption can be found throughout the album.

"I had both the music and lyrics to these songs, though they changed a great deal in the studio," Finn explains. "There's a grandness to The Hold Steady that tends to make me write about bigger, more dramatic themes. Some of these songs are more mundane, with minor slices of life that wouldn't best be supported by the hugeness of a rock group. It wasn't always about what we wanted to put in, but what should we leave out? We didn't want to sermonize or moralize. Just let these songs, and characters, be."
John K. Samson
John K. Samson
Singer-songwriter and acted as the frontman of the former Canadian folk punk band The Weakerthans. He also played bass in the punk band Propagandhi during the mid-1990s.

Samson is married to Canadian singer-songwriter Christine Fellows.