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The Hold Steady Lose Member

The Hold Steady’s Franz Nicolay, who plays a variety of instruments including keyboards, accordion and piano, has officially left the band this week. A post on Nicolay’s website reads;

“You should know: I’ve left The Hold Steady. I told the band I’d be leaving in early September, played my last show with them in Minneapolis around Thanksgiving, and dotted the t’s and crossed the i’s this week. Five years seemed like a nice round number. Thanks to everyone who was a part of the experience, especially the Unified Scene, who are nice folks. I’ll see you all soon in any case.”

The mustached musician is now busy promoting a story collection, entitled Complicated Gardening Techniques, which is set for release next month.