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89.3 The Current to Premiere Exclusive New Music by Craig Finn

May 2, 2011

(St. Paul, Minn.) May 2, 2011--On May 3, 89.3 The Current will debut the new, original song, "Not Much Left" by Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, recorded live at Wits on April 15 at the Fitzgerald Theater. Finn was backed by Wits musical guide John Munson on bass, Steve Roehm on vibes, and Joe Savage on pedal steel.

Check out the exclusive video of the song and stream the track at TheCurrent.org and MPR.org/Wits beginning May 3. The Wits site is also hosting video of additional never-before heard songs by Finn recorded at the Wits event.

"I was excited to be able to debut three brand new songs for the audience at Wits," said Craig Finn. "I really appreciated the thought and energy the band put into making the songs come to life."

"The Wits program is a way for listeners to connect with some of the greatest storytellers and musical artists of our time," says program director Jim McGuinn. "We're thrilled to offer fans new exclusive songs by Craig Finn that can't be found anywhere else."

Wits is a live radio show that brings some the country's leading storytellers, writers and whip-smart funny people to the stage of the historic F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater to shed some light on a subject they're excited about. Guests join host John Moe and musical guide John Munson for a look at the subject through stories, songs and entertaining conversation.

Upcoming Wits shows will feature Sandra Bernhard with musical guest Rosanne Cash on Friday, May 20, and Neil Gaiman with musical guest Josh Ritter on Friday, June 24. Tickets can be purchased through The Fitzgerald Theater's box office at 651-290-1200. Find pictures, tweets and video excerpts of the April 15th and other past Wits programs at MPR.org/Wits.

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