When Craig Finn told us that he had written his first solo record apart from The Hold Steady, we got excited. When he decided to record it here in Austin and asked us to play a part in the process, we got busy. Workshop claimed our corner in the studio and spent part of the hottest Texas summer on record filming the recording of the album and talking to Craig about the stories behind the songs.
The resulting film gives fans a glimpse into the songwriting process, the collaboration between the musicians and producer Mike McCarthy and the thoughts and moments that shaped the album. Big thanks to the talented team at Beef and Pie for help with filming, editing and beer drinking.